God is the epitome of love. There is no other true love than His very own. We are called to love God and love others. The only way to do that is with His love. We are given clear instruction as to what love in God's eyes is. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not get upset with others. Love does not count up wrongs that have been done. Love takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices over the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always endures. Wow! We may look at this and say, that's impossible. For us to do on our own, yes, this is impossible. However, with God ALL things are possible! (Matthew 19:26) This is God's kind of love and God created us in His image, so this is how He desires us to love. This is how God loves each and every one of us. Once you get that revelation, life is changed. When the words "I love you" come from your mouth, let them be soothing and real. Love was God's idea and it's my hope to love like He does.
Quick Testimony: I was released from the lies that I am not good enough for God. I was going through a hard time and I did not show love at all...to anyone. My husband and daughter, whom needed God's love from me, were receiving the opposite. In return, God showed me His love through them. I would cry and complain about my life and all they did was stick by my side and tell me they and God loved me. They portrayed 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 to me. It took two years to realize that I was worth loving...by my family and by God. Even when I thought I had lost God's love for me by the way I was acting, He proved to me through a breakthrough that He could never love me more or less than He always has. His love never changes. I had been given the impression that I had to earn God's love and my attitude was earning nothing but pain. Through that pain, I was shown God's real love. Nothing I did could separate God's love from me. He is so faithful. Just because you don't feel loved, doesn't mean you aren't. The Ultimate Lover will love you no matter what!!!