Unconditional Love Is Achievable

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This is a very strong statement. At Set Free Church we preach and teach this very thing. Having unconditional love is something we should be striving for. Have you ever noticed that we always want to put stipulations on our love for someone? Have you ever noticed that when we love someone that we try and put conditions on it? Can you imagine having an unconditional love for any one? As you continue reading this article I want to challenge you to examine your love for others and see if you have put conditions on you love. As humans I guess it is of the norm that we do put stipulations on the ones we love because of the possibility that the ones we love will let us down. If we put conditions and/or stipulations on our love to others it gives us an escape route. We can always say to them that since you didn’t do what we wanted or asked of you then we can stop loving you. Someone in our lives can do everything right for years and just as soon as they fail us we are to quick to jump the gun and turn that love we have for our family or friend into hate. I’m not trying to justify someone’s action to you, but merely saying that we as humans have the ability to forgive. At Set Free Church as previously stated, we are trying to achieve the level of unconditional love. It is my hope and belief that with enough prayer and the desire to be more Christ like that this is a possibility. The bible tells us in Romans 3:23
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” You see we are all unworthy, but through the blood of Jesus we are joint heirs with Him who saved us. To be more Christ like to me is more than just striving to be sinless, although we try to sin less it is impossible to be sinless. If that were achievable there would be no reason for Jesus or the cross. I think that being Christ like is having that unconditional love for our God and fellow Brothers and Sisters, that is something that can be achieved. I have recently experienced someone who has honestly reached this goal. A never ending unconditional love for his family and Brothers in Christ. To begin the process of unconditional love we must first seek God, then we must be willing to look past the faults of others and began to look at their hearts. Accept them for who they are just as Jesus does, and not let one or two or even more faults put conditions on our love for others. If someone you truly love has hurt you, you don’t have to agree with what they did, but you must love them. Without Love, you have nothing. It is easier to love than it is to hate. When you follow this, as it is written in (NIV) Mathew 22:37-39 “Jesus replied, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself” Once you’ve achieved this, you are on your way to unconditional love. Until next time, God bless, Deacon