Love is not just a commitment. Love is intimacy, passion and commitment. Love is not abstract. Love is not just an emotion or a feeling. Love is a person. Love has emotions and feelings. Let no man tarnish the image of emotions or paint it black to you. Emotions simply should not be the root but the juice.
One beauty about Love is that it relates to all things like no other. If there is a connection that is infinite, it is Love. When there is a drop or lack in any area no matter who or what is being loved, problems will arise. But there can never be a drop or lack of pure genuine Love. There are many things that exist only in our minds but aren’t true.
But speaking the truth in love may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:15 KJV
There is a difference between speaking the truth in love and loving to speak the truth. People normally offend others with their words and justify themselves by saying, “but that’s the truth”. The truth is never meant to hurt. It’s meant to heal. Disappointment hurts but Hope restores. And that’s the Truth.
Speaking the truth in love is not the extreme too, where the truth is sugarcoated and made to lose its essence. But there’s the place of pure genuine integrity where the truth is expressed perfectly in Love. That place is Abba’s heart. In fact, that’s where all people are; in Abba’s heart.
When someone who speaks the Truth in Love speaks, everyone always loves to listen. Not because there is a showoff of wisdom, but there is this Love we can all connect to. That is what Abba Father created all things to be. Everything that has breath was made to give life. Life is not only given in sexual reproduction, but in any other form of production and reproduction. Especially in our words.
The Wise Man says;
What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.
Proverbs 18:21 GNB
Whenever you hear something doctrinal and it puts you in fear or grips you like a force of bondage, then you didn’t hear the truth. The Truth ALWAYS liberates you. It sets you free from your own thinking; your own limits; your own restraint.
The Truth always operates in Love. Truth spoken outside Love breeds fear. Fear breeds slaves and self-righteous hubris. Truth spoken in Love breeds freedom. Freedom breeds joy and peace.
Love takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices over the truth.1 Corinthians 13:6 ICB
Just as I have spoken the Truth in Love to you, may your every word produce and preserve life all around you. I love you ♥