Today we recognize love. Love bear a resemblance to a lot of things to different people. Some people prefer to ignore this day because love has not presented itself in the manner they had hoped.
Oh, but love has been revealed.
I Corinthians the 12th chapter provides a list of gifts that are “loaded” and waiting to be released by you, given through the Holy Spirit. Chapter 13 goes on to express 3 gifts that all confessing believers should have, but the greatest of the 3 is love.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)
If you have experienced love and understand what it means to be loved, your desire is that others share in the same untainted beauty of love. Anyone you love, you desire to be with them. Being in the presence of God and experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit, makes our spirit yearn to be with Him.
There’s no greater presence to be in.
There’s no better company to keep.
There’s no greater gift to receive than from the Creator of Love.
Never was a more important declaration made than this: God is love.
God doesn’t just love; He IS love. His nature and essence are love. Love saturates His very being and drives His decisions. Because God’s very nature is love, He MUST demonstrate love.
If we can experience a portion of His power here on Earth, I can only imagine what it would be like to sit in His presence, where the angels worship and His throne resides. Just as we long to be close to Him, God our Father, desires to be with us.
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you[a] are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16 (NKJV)
Your body is the temple of God; He regarded our bodies as being holy, devoted, and designed for a special purpose; your body is regarded as HOLY! A temple is like a shrine – it is a sacred place. It is not only where the spirit lives, but is where you worship, honor and reverence our Savior Jesus. That is why it is CRITICAL that we conduct ourselves – our temple as a place of honor. God regards our bodies as sacred, but how do we regard our own bodies?
- How we behave, how we speak, what we allow into this sacred shrine through our eyes and ears are critically important so that we do NOT defile the temple.
- The things we say, the things we do, how we converse with one another, the lack of respect we show one another as children of God.
The greatest thing we can do for our bodies is to make them into a temple for God’s Spirit to dwell and allow love to be demonstrated on this Earth, as it is in Heaven.
The Spirit of God wants to be where we are. He wants to love you like none other. The question is, do you want him to? Why does God love us? It is because it is who He is: “God is love.”
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:8 (NKJV)