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What is love? Love is the Total answer to everything. How is that possible? Simply because God is Love and He is the answer to every thing. Love is extremely difficult and in fact impossible except for one possibility. What is that? Help from the Holy Spirit. In other words help from God Himself. When God is allowed to live in my or your being without distraction, then and only then is real love possible. What is real Love?

Forgiving people who do you the utmost harm. People who are torturing you or much worse your child to death.

Jesus told us to do this but He too knew it would be impossible without His Spirit. This is why as Christians accepting Jesus into our hearts is not just a one time event. Oh Yes! There has to be a first time. There has to be a first time like taking the first step on a long and dangerous journey, but that first step does not get you straight to your destination. There have to be many other steps including many false ones until death.

Let me tell you a true story as I remember it being told to me in the late 1960s by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in a meeting at St Helens Bishopsgate and can be corroborated in His book Tortured for Christ.

The Father of a young boy who was a Baptist Pastor was put into Prison by Communist authorities in Romania. He was tortured and eventually died. Then His mother against the wishes of the authorities took up the cause and she too was eventually imprisoned and tortured and died. Now all that was left of the family was the young son. This is what he did.

It was the anniversary for his dead mother's birthday. The young boy was extremely poor and living off help from neighbours. He went into the woods and picked a beautiful bunch of wild flowers. He managed to get entrance to inside the notorious prison of torture and death and by a kind of miracle was allowed to visit the office of the Camp Commandant. The villain was sitting with his legs up on the desk smoking a cigar. The young boy smilingly approached and presented the flowers to the commandant and said something like the following. "It is my mother's birthday. As you well know she and my father are dead and so I cannot give these flowers to them so I picked them for your wife". There was a stunned silence and slowly tears began to fill the eyes of the Commandant. The man experienced a conversion and was soon in Prison and he too ended up being tortured to death for Christ. There is much more to the story but it is a typical Christian Martyr story which has been repeated thousands of times down through History.

Love is True religion. True religion is only possible with allowing the Spirit of God free full time access to the human soul. Most of us are only capable of this in momentary bursts. Sadly we so easily get our sights back on the world all around us and we are swamped, side tracked and overcome. That is why keeping up the walk with Christ is so important and is a moment by moment experience without let up.

This also explains why Christians even with the best intentions have serious lapses and fall into sin and end up being a bad example. Thank God for Jesus who took my and your punishment for our sins on Calvary's cross.

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CuriouslySeekingSpirit (2 stories) (15 posts)
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8 years ago (2010-03-21)
What you have written is so insightful and the beautiful truth that god blessed us with. When I started my spiritual journey I was lost and depressed. I have always been a strong believer in the lord and when I started seeking spirituality it brought everything together and showed me how to humble myself and seek my own spiritual journey of awakening. It has been such an amazing journey and I have transformed into my own... I have finally found myself and my own voice. I used to feel so weak and insecure... Discovering my own inner peace has given me strength and confidence that I never imagined I would have. I feel so passionate about life now. I get so excited when I share the message with others, like a child with a new toy. Every time I help someone I feel so fulfilled. It has become a daily mission of mine to help and give comfort to the people that come my way. It is sad to see so many people controlled by their fears... Programmed by society, thinking that they have to stay guarded or the world will crush them. I know that I am only able to help so much so I have found it best to open myself up to them... Show that there are still good people in the world who truly care and want to help. I basically put my heart on my sleeve and show that I am willing to take the chance of getting hurt myself just to show that they have a true friend to confide in if need be. It is so amazing how much this really helps. So far I have had quite a few people see that I am a genuine person and automatically open up to me. It feels so wonderful to see these people find trust in my open honesty and in return open their own hearts/mind to share their struggles and pain with me. It is beautiful and almost miraculous to see the light and hope in their eyes when they realize they can finally let their guard down, open their heart and be themselves without the harsh judgements that have been cast upon them for so long. You can almost feel their relief and just know that a positive change is occuring within them. I know there are many that long to have someone they can talk to about their personal struggles, but fear has hardened so many hearts and taken away faith in people. So they resort to living a lonely, fearful life. Wallowing in endless pain that continues to eat away at them because they fear no one will understand or truly care to listen and sadly talking about the pain (getting it off your chest) is the only way you can overcome and rid yourself of it so you can begin moving forward. People feel like they have to be tough and cruel so they don't get walked all over, but they cease to make progress of growth this way. It is essential in obtaining spiritual growth and self discovery, to remain true to yourself and follow your own voice and no one elses. This is the main message I try to share with the ones that are living a lonely life controlled by fear. I wish there was more I could do but it is their journey to take and theirs alone. I can only share my own wisdom and suggest the spiritual path that god has blessed us with... After that it is all up to them. From there I can only pray that they will stand strong and follow their hearts to this divine truth.
Dixie (14 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-05-22)
Forgiving someone who has hurt you or your kids & family. Is one of the hardest things in this world to do. You are so right, we can only do it with Christ's love in our heart.
Love is God's gift to us. Love is what held Christ on the cross.
In the words of the greatest man to ever live and die.
'Forgive them Father for they know not what they do...'

❤ Dixie
vagabondfaith (guest)
 
8 years ago (2009-05-08)
That is great foreverhisandonlyhis. What a great name you have. Have you too found real love? It looks as if you have.
foreverhisandonlyhis (6 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-05-05)
CONGRADULATIONS! If you find love you should cherish it. Not many people can find a true love...

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