“Cisely…but I love you.”
“I love you, too. But he isn’t afraid to love me. You are afraid.”
“I’m not afraid to love you, Cisely. I’m afraid that I’ll love you perfectly and you’ll walk away from me again.”
“If you truly love me perfectly, Darren, you won’t ponder the outcome. You’ll just…do it. You’ll love me…for me. All of me. I’m not asking for a miracle. And I’m not trying to take advantage of you. You are my heart. You are my sunshine. You are my knight. But I can’t predict the future. I can’t promise that we’ll never need to be apart for a time again.”
-Excerpt from new writing project Love Chronicles
There is a huge difference between our imperfect and finite love and the perfect and infinite love of God. With imperfect and finite love, people seem to deplete us of our resources, our time, our energy, and our ability to love, serve, and sacrifice. But with God, He fills us up with His relentless and unending love so that we can continue to pour out for His glory.
With finite love, we are bound to give up, we are bound to throw in the towel. We are bound to walk away. But with God’s infinite, perfect, and sacrificial love, we are in our element. We endure. We suffer. We experience pain. We heal. And we keep going.
God’s love is a love that will not die, will not give up, will not leave nor forsake, will not walk away. God’s love is forever. God’s love is eternal.
Woman, man: We love until we can’t breathe. We love until we can’t anymore. Then, God fills us back up so we can love more. This is the beauty of true love.
Have you tasted and seen the beauty and power of love (Psalm 34:8)? Have you experienced the beauty and power of love (1 John 4:9-10)?
God is love. Love is a lifestyle. Jesus lived it, and He’s still living it.
And so should we. Don’t you forget it.
Don’t give up. God Bless.
With God’s Love,
Porsche R. Armstrong
Founder, Love Is A Lifestyle
Author, Happily Ever After: Biblical Womanhood, The Pursuit of Christ…and Marriage
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:9-12 KJV
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