Eros is the romantic, sexual, and quixotic kind of love. Phillia is the friendly kind of love that exists between two or more friends. Storge is affection, the kind of love that exists between family members, that kind that could make a son die for his mama or a daughter for her papa .The kind of love that binds family together.I must confess that all these types of love (Eros, Philia, Storge) feel good. The feeling you get when someone says nice things to you, when your mum weeps because you’re going on a journey or your dad is so protective of you; when someone makes him/herself available, stands up for you. That’s a good feeling right? I thought as much.
With all that said, I’d love to move to my point which is AGAPE. Now, people make agape seem so emotionless, impassive, detached, cold… the list goes on.
Agape is a heavenly, pure, intimate, selfless, sacrificial kind of love… This kind of love includes giving everything it has even when it’s not receiving; it’s the kind of that love that doesn’t make you feel inferior. This kind of love sticks forever. Agape comes after you even when you’ve messed up, Agape never gets mad, it never gives up even when you let go… agape is an unusual, uncommon, supernatural ( beyond natural) love.
“What manner of love has the father bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God” The love of God gives you the opportunity to commune, relate and associate with God without a hint of guilt, shame and condemnation. It is not dependent upon your actions or feelings… it is dependent upon who he is…
God’s love is not an action! You don’t get that? Yeah, I guessed as much! God’s love is his personality, God doesn’t have, own or do love, rather he is LOVE… God’s actions are based on love. Just like I am a girl and whatever a girl does is what is expected of me. GOD IS LOVE!!! Why don’t you give that a minute to sink in… okay, let’s do a study here. 1 Corinthians 13 has in detail what love would and wouldn’t do!
Love never gives up, Love cares for others more than itself, Love doesn’t strut, Love doesn’t have a swelled head, Love doesn’t force itself on people, Love isn’t always ‘me first’, Love doesn’t fly off the handle, Love doesn’t keep score of sin of others, Love doesn’t revel when others grovel, Love takes pleasure in the flowering of the truth, Love puts up with anything, Love looks for the best, never looks back but keeps going.
When reading, kindly take the love out and put God in. see? When next the devil tries to remind you of that awful thing you did some time ago, remind him that God doesn’t keep score of your sins… God doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t get mad at his children… God looks for the best in you always… God loves you unconditionally!!!
By @debbythatcher on Twitter