Love's Definition

For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
- John 3:16

What is love?
Isn't that the most ultimate question for us ladies. Isn't it what our hearts long for, Isn't it what we desire the most?
We do so much for the sake of finding "love". 
We search.
We seek.
We compromise.
We do not find.
We settle.
We do not find.
We perform.
We try to earn it.
We still do not find.
True love
that authentic love
that YOUR heart longs and thirst for can not be earned
it can only be accepted, you must receive it.

Each of us has a God sized void in our hearts. It is God sized because only He can fill it. Only God alone can satisfy that thirst you have. That which your heart is searching for can only be satisfied in Christ.

Your search foreign places for love: boyfriends, men, sex, clothing, money, acceptance, achievement and etc.  (they are foreign to your heart because you are using them outside of their intended purpose. None of these places you search are meant to satisfy the God sized void for your heart) Are those things negative? Of course not. Are they bad? No, not at all. Can they satisfy your hearts longing: no my dear, they can not. 

But whoever drinks from the water that I give him will never get thirsty again - ever!
- John 4:14

Beloved, you are well aware that there are many fountains you can drink from. There are various fountains where you can go for momentary fulfillment. Jesus promises a water that will leave you satisfied, you'll never thirst again when you drink from Him.

A boyfriend or husband will not satisfy the thirst of your heart. Things will NEVER grant you the security you desperately need. A lot of times we fight God concerning this issue. Saying things like "I just want a husband", " I just wanna know who I'm gonna marry", "I just want a boyfriend". Proverbs tells us the virtuous women who trust in the Lord and fears Him can laugh at the time to come. There is a peace that comes from being secure in God's love for you. Knowing the plans He has for you is for your good completely diminishes the need to worry about those things. There is a security and peace that comes from receiving God's love for you.

Think of how horrible it would be if people and things could satisfy us. People mess up all the time, they come and go, things are perishable. Seek the unchanging, always there, never going anywhere, not a man that He should lie, loved you from the beginning God!

He said, "It is finished!" Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
- John 19:30

Jesus, sweet sweet, amazing, loving, healing, powerful, humble, sinless Jesus came to die for US. When He died for us He deemed us worth His own life. So back to our original question:

What is love?
Isn't that the most ultimate question for us ladies. Isn't it what our hearts long for, Isn't it what we desire the most?
As I reflect on Good Friday and think of Jesus on the cross bleeding, for us as He spoke His last words I see love. Arms wide open, as He exposed His heart, His passion, His desire, as God proved His love for all of humanity I see LOVE. Jesus is love's definition.

Love is not a emotion, love is not some romantic whim. Love is a sacrificial choice, love is a perfect sinless man, love is God himself becoming flesh to die for us! Love's definition is Jesus Christ dying for you!!!

As we celebrate this Easter weekend I pray that God would reveal His love to you! That you would be able to comprehend with all the saints how wide, how long, how deep, and how long is the father's LOVE for you.