As I began to roll that thought over in my mind, several things occurred to me:
MY FOCUS IS ON THE SOURCE
I Corinthians 14:1 instructs us, “Pursue love…” More often than not, we assume those words are telling us to make our highest goal to love the people around us. However, the greatest commandment includes loving one’s neighbor, but it is initiated by loving God with our whole being.
I began to realize that loving my neighbor was a resulting fruit of my love pursuit of God. Btw…this is a supernatural pursuit. Therefore, it takes supernatural help. That’s the job of Holy Spirit. Always ask for His help. When we make our highest aim the pursuit of loving God, the “eyes” (perceptions) of our heart begins to love how He loves.
I DISCOVER INNER REST
When I pursue God, a supernatural rest begins to envelop my soul; my thoughts, my emotions, my innermost parts. Supernatural peace begins to overshadow me.
HIS LOVE FOR ME
When I (we) pursue loving God, the knowledge of His deep love for us chases us down; no attempting to convince yourself that God loves you.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
I begin to experience what I thought I knew but had never actually “seen.” Instead of attempting to believe God for (you name the need), You begin to see your challenge as He sees and feels about it.
Pursue loving God, first. Instead of trying to convince yourself of His will, His love will convince you of His solution.
Let fresh peace begin!