Updated: Nov 10
Love Is Unconditional
True love has no conditions.
When you love someone, it should not come with qualifications. You should love because it is in you to love, and because we were created to be loved.
This understanding of love is completely different than what most of us are used to or even experience.
To be attracted to a person, there are usually things about that person that cause you to be drawn to them. It may be the way they look, their personality, social status, and many other things. Whatever it may be, there is something about that person that you find interesting that draws you close to them.
Usually at this stage it is only a liking, but once the relationship is established and the bond becomes tighter, it moves from just liking the person to being in love with them.
This is where things start to get a little deeper. You begin to love them even with all their flaws. They have habits that annoy you, but you tolerate them. When you hurt their feelings, you feel bad. And things that matter to them start to matter to you.
There is something that happens when love steps in. Compassion starts to develop as your feelings start to affect your emotions. At times, you are not able to find the words to express why you love them—you just do. Here is where you start to experience a small bit of what unconditional love is.
Have you noticed the reaction of a parent when they see their child for the first time after they are born? Their entire world changes. They start to see life differently. For some, life just began. They now feel a sense of purpose. They see legacy. Everything turns upside down, in a good way.
You don’t notice any flaws in the child, and if you did, it would not change your feelings toward them. You love them because the love within you connects to the child.
You would do anything for the child, even if it means giving up your own life. The feeling of instant protection, well-being, and good intent rushes through your thoughts as you gaze at this little person who has become your responsibility.
The love you have evolved within. There was nothing the child needed to say or do—it just happened. It just came about and became who you are toward them. This is how God loves you.
Love is the driving force behind God’s passion to see you well off to the point of giving up His own life to see your life prosperous.
Being in a relationship with God is like being with a person who always tries to outdo their expression of love toward you. Every day they find different ways of showing it. And just when you think they have reached the highest demonstration of their love, they come with more. And when you thought you have reached the pinnacle of God's love, you will realize you have only scratched the surface.
God Himself is love. His nature is love. He does not know what else to do but love. So then, when you allow God to live within your heart, you experience love with no conditions.
Your social status, looks, personality, and overall character does not influence the deepness of God's love for you. He loves you because He created you to be loved.
God’s affection for us is unfading. The excitement you have with Him will never end and the excitement He has for you will never die.
How God feels about you is not subject to any conditions. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to have the right words to say. You don’t have to say anything.
It is your heart that God sees and wants. Your heart is where God will pour Himself into so that you can live a life better than what you will ever expect (1 Corinthians 2:8-10).
His love cost you nothing, and you will soon experience a love that can only be divine.
Loving God is the best and wisest thing a person can do, and God loving you is the best thing you can receive; and all that is needed is to be opened to accepting it.
It may be hard for some people because your belief of love may have been altered, but God’s love is pure, gentle, kind, and safe. His love is not about Him but about you. When you get a taste of His love, you will want nothing else.
His love brings clarity, it is complete, satisfying, and goes beyond our limitations. It can only truly be understood through personal experience. God’s love cannot be substituted—you must experience it for yourself.
When you see photos of food, it causes a spike in your appetite that creates hunger enticing you to want to eat. If all you can do is see the food and not taste it for yourself, then you will not know how savoring the food truly is.
Or, when you read a romantic book, your thoughts are captivated as the words take you to places you can almost feel; sensing the romance, suspense, or appeal. But as emotionally satisfying as the book may be, all it is, is a book and an enjoyable read. All it will ever be is a fantasy. It will only be a mental image until you meet the person who will take it from imagination to reality, and it is the same with God.
Once you have experienced His love, you too will struggle with finding the words to describe it, only to find out that the words do not exist, so you do your best to explain an unexplainable.
His love goes way down into your heart, soul, and the very core of your being. It is like a constant burst of warmth, and it is the true meaning of intimacy—still His love is deeper.
No other person can give you this kind of love. Only love can, and love is God, and God is love (1 John 4:16).
His love is genderless, it is not religious, it is not conditional, and it has no boundaries. Not even time can come between God and His love for you (Romans 8:35, 38-39).
God’s love is who He is and who He wants you to become. God's love is different and unconditional. There is nothing that could stand in the way of the love that God has for you. He will not allow it (Romans 8:38-39).
You can get lost and so immersed in His love that time seems to suspend. It would take us into eternity to better understand the true essence and depth of His love.
God who is eternal stepped into time to make His love available to all of us. And although God’s love is vast, it is personal. So, experience it for yourself, and dive deeper into the different facets of God’s love for you.
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A call for salvation
When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, His spirit will come to live inside you. This is one of the greatest blessings of salvation. You don't have to go through someone else to get to God, and He will live in your heart where you and Him become one and have a relationship.
All you have to do is make the choice of salvation by repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus into your life by confessing that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that He came from Heaven to die for your sins (Romans 10:9).
Here's a prayer you can repeat:
"Jesus, I confess that you are Lord, and I believe you died and was risen for my sins. I repent and ask for forgiveness of my sins, and I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart and remove my sins. Thank you for forgiving me and making me into a new person in Jesus' name, Amen."
Once you have done this, please pray and ask God to guide you to a ministry where you can grow, mature, and start living the abundant life Jesus promised and died for.
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