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http://christianmeditationtoday.com Today we’re going to be focusing on God’s love and how the love of God can be strengthened through Christian Meditation. The key idea for us is to distinguish between the two types of love. There’s being in a STATE of love as opposed to being in love.
When you’re in love, that’s when a physical attraction occurs coupled with an internal desire. You find that special person or that celebrity in film, music, art and you begin to think in your mind how much you love that person. The mind is quickly empowered by the impure heart and from there your are locked into a relationship. This form of love is a bit more subtle when it comes to family. There’s a trust factor, a commitment to blood ties that binds family love. However, Jesus punches this form of love when in Luke 14:26 he tells those that unless they hate their mother, brother and sisters they can’t be his disciples. It seem rather harsh what Jesus is saying, but it amplifies his teaching that His love is a higher form of love and if you want it, you must reject the fleshly form of love.
Now when you’re in a state of love you’ll discover it in its purest form. It’s God’s perfect love that doesn’t discriminate against rich or poor, ugly or beautiful. It’s a genuine pure love that radiate from within and is even capable of loving enemies. That’s why Jesus says Love your enemy as much as you love yourself.
It’s a love that radiates from the heart that is soft and tender. In It’s expansive as it radiates from within and out towards those that are around us. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1st Corinthians 13 defines God’s pure love as it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. As you can see, this form of love is a state that is unfailing.
It says in Psalm 48:9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
What is unfailing love, it’s a perfect state of love where circumstances or peoples can’t effect it. It’s God’s power in its purest form.
You’ll also notice that it says that we meditate on your unfailing love. That’s what we’re going to do in this meditation. Since the temple of God is within us. We will go inward into the temple that resides within us and meditate on God’s love. This will allow God to open us up to his power and transform us into children of light.by