Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Empowering Christian Women To Get Organized and Discover God's Plan for Their Lives

Organizing the Inside – Day 90 My Vain Attempt to Comprehend Love

16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 17In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:16-18

Organizing what’s on the inside is about organizing your inner man
and bringing your will and desires in line with God’s will. To have a life of order and peace you must acknowledge the current state that you are in. Then move on to recognize that God is fully capable of regulating your heart if you would simply yield.  Avoid trying to do things your way and try to open your heart to do things God’s way. God is completely organized and He gave us a “Check List” in 1 Corinthians 13 where we learn that LOVE is not really something you do or give it is deeper than that, it is who you become. Can you really have true love today and tomorrow well maybe not so much?

If you love your neighbor you are patient.
If you love your family you are kind. If you love your enemies you don’t keep track of how they have wronged you. Love is what you become. Realizing that you will never be perfect, (not until mortality puts on immortality) but love can be made perfect in you. It is your obedience that brings about this great reward.

To actually love seems so impossible.
The bible tells us that with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 God made every provision that is necessary.  First He sent His son Jesus to take away our sinful hearts, then recognizing that we still are human; He gave you and me the Holy Spirit to teach us and to live in us and keep us in LOVE.
Now this is the confidence that we have that we are in Him:

Not loving the world or the things of the world.
2Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

We love each other.
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7, 8

We have fruit in the basket.
22But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Galatians 5:22

If you find that your fruit basket is looking a little scarce, Jesus didn’t leave you hopeless.  He sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit.  Love only comes by way of the Spirit.  In your flesh dwells no good thing, so forget about trying to do this on your own. (I tried for years, not to suggest that I have already obtained it. I just realize that, hey… I have to press toward the goal and not stop reaching) Ask God for His forgiveness for past failures and mistakes, and accept the help of the Holy Spirit. Not by power, not by might but by His Spirit.

Who can comprehend love?  God is Love.

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4 Comments»

  Junior wrote @

Great Word as all ways and very timely. At church we define love as an unconditional, sacrificial, commitment to the spiritual and physical well being of another. As God’s sheep we must not butt heads like rams but learn to die to ourselves that other may live for the Lord John 12’24 GOD BLESS

  Liz Mason wrote @

Junior, you are so right about how we can’t butt heads like rams. I guess the ram approach is definitely not a good one. Inspired my thoughts check out day 91. I appreciate your wisdom.

  karen augustine wrote @

Liz, how timely was your wisdom on negative thinking. I have had much negative thinking here lately and after reading your blog and reading the scripture I realize now how often, on a daily basis that we need to stay in the Word to keep our mind pure and free of negative clutter.

I also loved your blog on “love”. Something that came to me after reading it was that our lives can actually be cluttered with love. What I mean is the wrong kind of love such as infactuation, lust, greed, these are all forms of a negative love. Wow, how powerful were your words on the “God kind of love”. Thank you for your enlightment on this as most individuals really do not know what REAL love is – unconditional, sacrificial and no guilt. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts and wisdom. Karen Augustine

  Liz Mason wrote @

Karen, thank you so much for your kind words. I love God so much and He pushes me to be transparent. I like what you said about having the wrong kind of love which tends to clutter our lives. I’m so grateful God sees past all our short-comings and loves us anyway. Where would we be if it wasn’t for His unconditional love? Thanks for the visit Karen, stop by again.


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