以基督的爱联络全体 Join the Whole Body with Christ’s Love

godlovesyouEvery humans needs love, to love and to be loved but many times we are deceive by worldly love. We all know that God’s love is the greatest and the truth but why am I still feel not happy and contented enough. I was pondering, what is true love? What is the true fact? Why I do not have that kind of blissful love that everyone seems to have? Why to love someone is so torturing? Many times I expect love from people but it becomes disappointment. Many times I want to love but become with conditions, therefore it makes me really unhappy. Yes indeed, all these love comes from ourselves, so it’s all wrong. That is why Christ came and die for us on the cross, to show His greatest and unconditional love. Through Him, we have His spirit in us to be able to love God and love men. But how to be able to love God and men? Then I realized one true fact, I can’t love is because I can’t see how God loves me, I can’t fully accept His love for me. Why I keep expecting the kind of worldly love is because I didn’t see that kind of love is a poison to me. The love that does not comes from God is a poison to my mind, my spirit and my relationship with God, thus it will leads to unhappiness in my life. olsen-forgiven God has shows His greatest love to me, He forgave my deepest sins whereas men unable to forgive. He loves me with no expectation from me, except He want me to accept His love, but men love has expectation. God loves my inner heart, but men only loves my appearance. God understand me the most, but men only can understand by their own knowledge. Previously I can’t love my elder brother, because his behavior is extremely unlikable, likes to tell lie, always so smelly, not mature, lazy, inconsiderate, selfish, smoking, etc…,there’s nothing good about him. But until one day, I see myself also not much better than him, or even worse… And most important is, God loves him more than anyone else. Because he has spiritual problems that not he DON’T WANT, but he just CAN’T. I myself have so many weaknesses but I just CAN’T change.  i-am-worthy-of-gods-love There are so many good things about God, so many loves from God, why do I continue to reject Christ loves in me. God has already forgive my sin, thus I must forgive myself too so I kept reminding myself not to fall into satan trap. To feel loved and forgiven by God is the most important than anything I need on earth. Because when I am forgiven, it is when I see God’s greater love in me, thus I can love my brother and the people around me, they also need God’s love and need to be forgiven too. I admit I still have this struggle and difficulties, but God put me through in many struggling, struggling with my inner weaknesses, struggling with family, struggling in my serving…etc.. all these struggling I faced is because He wants me to experience His love, His grace and forgiveness to me so that I can be truly happy, truly loved, truly forgiven and God will use all my struggling to become a blessing to the people around me.

Let us not to seek the worldly love. Let us not to blame ourselves. Let us not think of what to achieve or what to do. TheCrossLet us look up to the  MYSTERY OF THE CROSS which has the fullness of TRUE LOVE and COMPLETE FORGIVENESS…ACCEPT IT and we will find ourselves in peace, joy and full liberty in our spirit. We are not perfect, that’s why the more we need God. When we have the willing heart to love God and men, this shows that we actually love God, one day God will surely fulfilled and restore us with the true relationship in God and men.

Here’s a song from 1 Corinthians 13; If have everything but have not love, I am nothing. Only Christ love never fails us, even sometimes we have failed God, even sometimes we are limited but one thing that we know and remain is faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.

这有一首诗歌是从歌林多前书13; 如果我拥有一切但是却没有爱,我就算不的什么。只有基督的爱是永不止息,虽然我们会辜负上帝,虽然我们很有限,但是唯一长存的有信,有望,有爱,其中最大的是爱。

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 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.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

爱是恒久忍耐,又有恩慈。爱是不嫉妒。爱是不自夸。不张狂。
不作害羞的事。不求自己的益处。不轻易发怒。不计算人的恶。
不喜欢不义。只喜欢真理。凡事包容。凡事相信。凡事盼望。凡事忍耐。
爱是永不止息。如今常存的有信,有望,有爱,这三样,其中最大的是爱。

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每个人都需要爱,能爱和被爱,不过很多时候我们都被世界的爱欺骗。我们都知道耶稣的爱是最大最真实,可是就是不能得满足。我再思考什么是真爱?什么是事实?为什么人拥有的那种好象很幸福的爱而我却没有呢?为什么爱人是那么折磨?很多时候我期盼人对我的爱,可是变成失望的爱。很多时候我要去爱人,可是变成有条件性的爱,因此这使我非常不开心。事实上是,这些爱都错了,所以我们的主耶稣基督来为我们死在十字架上,向我们显明祂的最大的爱和那无条件的爱。接着祂,祂的灵在我们里面运行才能够爱神爱人。可是要怎样能爱神爱人呢?我发现了一个事实,我不能爱是因为我看不到上帝是如何爱我,我没有完全的接受神对我的爱。我为什么一直要追求世界的爱是因为我没看到这是一种毒药。所谓的爱不是从神来的就是一种毒药,会毒害我的意念,我的心灵和跟上帝的关系,因此叫我的生命不开心。上帝已向我显明祂的最大的爱,祂能饶恕我最深的罪而人是不能饶恕我的。祂爱我没有要我回报什么,只希望我能接受祂的爱,可是人的爱要要求回报。上帝爱我的心灵,可是人的爱是看外表。上帝是最了解我,可是人是用他们的知识来了解。之前,我不能爱我的大哥因为他的行为是非常不可爱,他喜欢说谎,又臭,有不成熟,又懒惰,又不善解人意,有自私,又抽烟, 等等。。总之在他里面没有一样是好的。直到有一天,我发现自己其实并没好到哪里去,或者比他更糟糕。重要的是,上帝比任何人还爱他。因为他有属灵问题所以不是他不要,而是他‘不能’。当我看我自己也是有很多软弱可是就是不能改。上帝有这么多的好,这么多的爱,我为什么还继续拒绝上帝对我的爱呢。上帝已经原谅我的过犯,所以我也应该原谅我自己。所以我继续一直提醒我自己就是不要掉进撒旦的陷阱。能感受到被蒙爱和被饶恕是比一切在地上所需要的还来的重要。因为当我被饶恕时,就是当我能看到上帝最大的爱,因此我能爱我大哥也能爱我旁边的人,因为他们也需要爱,也需要被饶恕。我承认到现在我在这方面还在挣扎,但是上帝把我放在这些众多的挣扎里,无论是心灵的挣扎,家庭的挣扎,事奉的挣扎,等等。。我所面对的这些挣扎是因为主叫我更加经历祂的爱,祂的恩典和祂的饶恕,所以我才能得到真真的快乐,真真的被爱,真真的饶恕,而上帝必使用我这些挣扎成为众人的祝福。

让我们不要在最求世界的爱。让我们不要在责怪自己。让我们不要想要实现或做什么。让我们定睛仰望那十字架的奥秘,那拥有全然的真爱和全然的饶恕。。接受然后我们的心灵必能得到所需要的平安,喜乐和真自由。虽然我们不完全,也是因为不完全所以我们更需要耶稣。当我们有这颗愿意的心要爱神爱人,这已证明我们是爱上帝的,有一天上帝必叫我们能恢复那真真与上帝和好,与人和好的关系。

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
<Ep 2:13-16>

你们从前远离神的人,如今却在基督耶稣里,靠着他的血,已经得亲近了。因他使我们和睦,(原文作因他是我们的和睦)将两下合而为一,拆毁了中间隔断的墙。而且以自己的身体,废掉冤仇,就是那记在律法上的规条。为要将两下,借着自己造成一个新人,如此便成就了和睦。既在十字架上灭了冤仇,便借这十字架,使两下归为一体,与神和好了。

弗2:13-16》

Video:  http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/downloads/SunMsg/2010/Video/1012-SunSrv-21Mar10-ZS.html

Audio (Chinese): http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/downloads/SunMsg/2010/Audio/ZS/1012-SunSrv-21Mar10-ZS.mp3

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