I’m a play girl! Not a sports active but a love active. I enter puppy love relationship at my age of 16. It was my first time to enter into a relationship and it satisfy my pleasure. Pleasure of being loved and to be cared by someone. But time goes by, my boyfriend and I turns 8 month of relationship when I encounter another guy who like me like how my boyfriend do. I enter again to a relationship with this guy and cheated my boyfriend. That time all I know is I really want to be loved. I really want to have the pleasure of me getting involved with a relationship. Have you felt like this? The wants of getting loved from a different persons. If yes, please stop. It’s not love. It’s hallucination. Love should be RADICAL….
Do you know what is Radical? Have you heard whats radical means?
In one preaching, our Pastor share what Radical means.
Radical – it is a very different from the usual or traditional; very basic or important; excellent or cool.
Why we always talk about love?
According to survey 80 percent of the songs are all composed about love.
People really wants to loved and to be loved by others. But sometimes because of our present society we don’t know how to respond to our love.
God is created of love. But because of sin, love becomes distorted.
Love is general, no gender, no age, no nationality as long as you like someone and you care about someone that’s love.
Today, we are taught that love feels good. We all want to experience the pleasure of love. But love is always based on emotions.
Example: Imagine yourself while watching a finals of basketball game without emotion? Whats the sense of watching if you don’t have emotion?
Most of the time emotions can be deceiving and cheating.
Do you know that there’s no connection between heart and mind? What you feel is not necessary that exist. Sometimes you though its an emotion but the real fact that’s hallucination.
In the book of bible in Jeremiah 17:9 says:
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? – Our heart is one of the biggest liar. But love is good, but all we need to know is what kind of love God originally design for us?
This are the biblical meaning of love that is written in the bible.
- Radical love is Patient.
In out generation, 65 percent of people always expect to get the love that fulfill us so we end up rushing things and not minding who we should love. This is one of my testimony way back 7 years ago. I always wanted to feel loved so I enter in a relationship without asking it and praying it to God. As I started believing that love is not about rushing, it helps me to prepare my heart before entering to one relationship. It is love that wait and not the relationship that suffer.
Assess your self? Are you waiting or are you patiently waiting? This is our biggest question to our self. Is it possible that your waiting but not patiently. Are you always asking yourself why there’s no one would like to enter your life? Patience involves being calm enough to wait.
2. Radical love is Kind.
What we do is what we want to be treated. How can we be kind?
In the book of Matthew 22:37-39 says:
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.
Love your neighbor as yourself? How many of you can say that it’s very hard to love people who cause hurt to your heart? How can you love people who holds you back from moving on? But Jesus said, love them as yourself.
Your in this situation:
Early in the morning, you decided to walk and jog at the nearest park then suddenly you encounter your neighbor and you send some sweet smile to him/her but as you don’t expect he didn’t notice you. What would you do? Assess your self. Are you the kind of person that will take revenge and will note to self that you wont smile again to that person? If that’s the case, it is not kindness; it is being selfish.
Here some points on how to act with kindness:
- Greeting people
Greeting people you know or you may not know gives them impact to their life, when you greet people they feel so much important.
Have you seen a baby smiling? The most sincere smile in this world is the smile of a babies. Whats the best thing about smiling? Its free.
Love month is over but we are free to express our love to one another even if we’re not into a relationship. This time, try to pray to the Lord before entering to someones life. It’s not hard to wait, patiently waiting is worth it. Before entering into a relationship always think of this God’s love letter for us in the book of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.