Natural Love Inspires Orderly Love By TaJuanda Michelle
God makes the first move in a life full on love and it is very natural for one to love God back. I am moved at the thought that natural love for God births the desire for orderly love. Love can be learned here as the Lord Jesus Christ leads one to a love for God. It’s not self-glorifying nor is it something the nature of the flesh understands. The love that Jesus and God the Father leads us into is propelled by the power of God’s spirit within each one of us after we believe in Jesus.
I reflect on the single person waiting on God purely out of submission to Him and how God perfects love in his or her heart. Some people may say, “Why wait?” I say, “Why not?” God in His nature of love knows exactly what needs to be filled in the heart. The level of intimacy that comes with it from worship, prayer, and meditation is precious and sacred in the heart of the believer. Perhaps waiting becomes the necessary part of the abundant life that God has promised. After all, grace is abundant and inspired by love. It can’t fully be received all at one time. It’s a blessing to know that as we are waiting on God that God is waiting to give us more grace. The mercy, righteousness, faithfulness, and sovereignty that we desire to see in others all has its place in understanding love with God. I think it’s necessary for a man to get this first to even be inspired to love his own wife. Such glorious love is pure and acceptable but it needs order; God’s love first, love for his wife and lastly love for himself. God can bless this life of orderly love.
We can wait on God for many things but will we wait with a submissive heart? Perhaps when we are in fellowship with the Father and enjoying His presence then a love that we were made for is what we need. “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love” (John 15:9, KJV). The heart treasures things but it is also deceitful, desperately wicked and must be covered by the blood of Jesus. Here love gets furthered in our lives. Our natural affections won’t grow carnally here for Jesus Himself calls us to learn of Him. He is meek and humble at heart. The grace of God is enough for the wait, settling the lonely heart that longs for love from God the Father which carries a pure form of love. There is truth being produced as one studies the word. Reverence the word and thirst for the word. Self-control becomes vital here because God helps the believer to understand how to submit to His leading. This in turn can affect the way we treat others. There is a renewed strength that is constantly being formed in the life of one waiting on God while basking in His presence as he or she is submitted to His love. It produces thankfulness whether single or married as God’s leading produces a pure heart.
My heart smiles because this hope is rooted and founded by the cross. God is the maker of all things and the maker knows who will be an added blessing to our lives. If we reverence God out of love, God will show us as we place our trust in Him. He knows what will settle our hearts by measuring grace in the circumstantial waiting to this thing called waiting on a love life that pleases Him.
Tajuanda is a Christian nonfiction writer and enjoys using the written word to share the gospel of Jesus. She is a Site Coordinator at Reading Partners where she coordinates one on one tutoring for children who need to improve in their reading and writing skills. She previously coordinated the Good News Club program at Moravia Park Elementary where she supported pastors in their mission to lead a bible club. She is an MSU Alum and former IBM Consultant in the public sector. She hopes to use her God given gifts to continue to help people and honor them.
Copyright 2015 Tajuanda Michelle and Crystal Schmalz Ministries
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