We know that God is love and that love does not seek its own. Does that mean that God created you for your own good, not His selfish interest. Yes, because God is not selfish, although all things were created for His pleasure, His pleasure is to poor out His loving compassion on to you, and in to you, and through you to others. As in every case it is more blessed to give than to receive, so God is more blessed than we are because He gives, we receive.

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God's Love is Deep

Let me take you into some deep water for a moment. We know that God is love and that love does not seek its own. Does that mean that God created you for your own good, not His selfish interest. Yes, because God is not selfish, although all things were created for His pleasure, His pleasure is to pour out His loving compassion on to you, and in to you, and through you to others. As in every case it is more blessed to give than to receive, so God is more blessed than we are because He gives, we receive.

I believe that God's greatest pleasure is to give in compassion to His children, showing forth mercy, grace, and love. We are created in the image of God and our greatest pleasure is to give in compassion also, it brings the greatest happiness in our lives that we can experience on earth, because it brings the presence of God. It is more blessed to give than to receive, if you don’t believe it, try it and see. We seem to be blinded to this wonderful pleasure always seeking to get more so that we can be happy in the future, that attitude always puts happiness just out of our reach, leaving us empty when we finally get what we thought that we wanted. (Proverbs 14:21 KJV)… he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

God is Love. Compassion is the kind of Love that God is, and the kind of love that He desires that we have for others. God's compassion is manifested by His mercy, grace, pity, patience, loving kindness, goodness, truth, forgiveness, and justice. (John 3:16-17 NKJV) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. {17} "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Jesus Christ demonstrated true love when as God He humbled himself and became a man on earth to restore our relationship with the God who created us. Jesus said in (John 15:12-13 NKJV) "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. {13} "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

A person that knows God loves to spend time with Him in prayer, basking in his presence. A person that knows God loves to spend time in His awesome Word and receive new revelations about Him. A person that knows God will see everything about God through the knowledge of His loving compassion. (Lamentations 3:21-26 NKJV) This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. {22} Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. {23} They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. {24} "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" {25} The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. {26} It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.

(Hosea 6:6 NKJV) For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. God desires that we come to know Him, and accept His love; and that we become a channel for His compassion to flow through. He has promised that if we seek Him we will find Him. (Acts 17:26-28 NKJV) "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, {27} "so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; {28} "for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

We know that we are commanded to love God above everything and everyone. (Matthew 22:37-38 NKJV) Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' {38} "This is the first and great commandment. We are to love God even more than our own family members. (Matthew 10:37 NKJV) "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

When you put Jesus first in your life you are set free from the bondage of depending on another person. God becomes your source to meet all of your needs, physical, spiritual, and emotional. This sets you free to be a giver of loving compassion to the important people in your life, not depending on them to give back to you. To often in marriages spouses look to each other to get their needs met, this causes the one to feel unsatisfied and unfulfilled that their spouse can not satisfy their needs. The other one feels frustrated and inadequate to meet the needs demanded.

This causes a whole range of problems including anger and resentment all coming from selfishness. In a good marriage the two people will have compassion for each other making them givers not takers. They will each get more pleasure giving to the other person than from receiving. Because the Lord becomes their portion their reward, He gives satisfaction and fulfillment and meets every need.

Next time your needs are not being met, go to Jesus, that is an opportunity for you to grow in Him, becoming more dependant upon Him, developing a greater love toward Him, as He comforts you through the peace of the Holy Spirit. When your spouse, or your children, or your boss, or whoever does not seem to appreciate you enough and they don't thank you enough. Then take it to Jesus, He is the one you are working for, all that we do we are to do unto Him, go to Jesus and see if He does not thank you in a more special and deeper way; than anyone else ever could.

Christian couples need to realize that their eternal union with each other is in Jesus Christ, not in their temporary physical union on earth. The closest relationship we can have with another person is in Jesus Christ, where we are made one in Him forever; all who enter in are our true and eternal family.

Where your treasure is that is where your heart is, that is why Jesus teaches us to invest in heavenly things. When two people are married and their hearts are both in heaven, then their hearts are joined together in heaven, as one in Jesus Christ. This is the only way to get a marriage made in heaven. Our blood relatives through the Blood of Jesus are eternal; our physical blood relatives on earth are temporary.

People should do everything possible to nurture and encourage their spouse and children's relationship with Jesus. (Isaiah 54:13 NKJV) All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. In the King James Version it says your children shall be taught of the Lord. Both are true parents need to teach their children of the Lord, then when they have a personal relationship with their Creator He will take them into deeper revelations of knowing him.


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