When we give something of ourselves to benefit others, God tells us to do it with a loving heart. If there is any malice in the doing or giving, we aren’t doing it His way. His love is an example for us, but we can never really love like He does.

Our old sinful nature always gets in the way of the pure love we start with, and often turns sour. There can be personality clashes, differences in how to do things, high expectations and low results, and much more.

These are merely tools the devil uses to turn us away from that pure love of God to the tainted and perverted love that Satan offers. In his deception he can make us feel bruised, used and abused. 

Why does God allow the devil so much power over us? Once we are God’s children, aren’t we supposed to be free of those feelings?   God doesn’t want us to be tempted, but He gives us a free will, which allows us to choose.

James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Lord, help me keep things in perspective. You have control over everything in my life and without you in it, I am nothing. Help me to be reminded of your love for me. Help me in turn love others with a small measure of that love.  Amen!


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to PURE LOVE

  1. Amen and amen! You captured the cry of my heart in this post.

    My husband and I have loved several times during our marriage. Those were the most trying times of our years together. It was almost impossible for either of us to be loving when we were both super stressed, exhausted, and had a ton of things to do! Thank God for His mercy, forgiveness, and unfailing love.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you, Linda. Some of our most intense situations have drawn us closer too. Working things out together along with God is like the three strands of a strong rope which cannot be broken. I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking this way.

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