Today the message of Love still dominates. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours with my prayer warrior. I talked with her about “being love”. God is Love the word says. “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” I John 4:16. He created us in His own image making us to be love too. All of this takes me back to a counseling session when I was asked to define who I am. I said I was an educator, a singer and a gardener. I was told these are what I do, but who is the person who does them? I was thrown for a loop with this question. I was to ask Kathy and a couple other trusted friends who they say I am for the next session. I was also to bring Kathy to this session. I didn’t talk to her about the why she was coming until we were driving in. I couldn’t bring myself to ask the question of even her for fear of what I’d hear.
During the counseling session the counselor asked Kathy to tell me who she saw me to be. She said some complimentary things for which I was suppose to agree that they were true. Towards the end of the session I was told we were going to perform surgery and cut the “umbilical cord” tied to my false beliefs of who I am. I am more than a doer, I am a being. This left me so insecure that the next day I went to the lead of our quartet and said I couldn’t sing with them any longer. I am not a singer I said as I wept. Finally I was able to tell my friend what this was all about and he then told me he never sang with me because I was a singer, he sang with me because of who I am–the being, not the doer.
To be love is a created part of us–each of us. I can easily see how man, selfish man, has perverted love in so many ways due to our selfish nature. But, the reality is that we are created to be love just as God is Love. The loving things we do stem from this nature. My prayer warrior yesterday helped so much. She even said, “Look at all the garden produce you brought me. That is love!”
Satan wants us believing the lies we were taught from life. God, however, is relentless in continuing to show us His Nature and helping us to live His Nature through our own living. We do this because He created us this way, not to earn the right to be called His children as I have lived for so long. What a wonderful God we get to serve!