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The Nature Of Love

God’s Love, by its very nature, is an active and creative power within the soul of man. Creation is proof of God ever seeking, ever desiring to expend and lavish His love in new dimensions. The Word declares that we were “created for His pleasure,” it is His pleasure to pour out Himself in unmeasured and unmerited means. His Love in us seeks, desires, and ever works to color everything within its reach, not to own, rule, or control but to inspire others to live fully in God.

The infinite and all-encompassing God, our forefathers, sought with passion, calls us to depths unknowable and heights unsearchable.

“Deep calleth unto deep”
Psalm 42:7

The Love of God is the call, and His Love in us is His light to the world.

“We love Him because He first loved us.”
1 John 4:19

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“He said, “Love…as I have loved you.”
We cannot love too much.”
Amy Carmichael

Brian Troxel


  • Love enthralls me, energizes me to exult in and extol God for the eternal enormity that God Himself, the Three Person trinity of holy infinity is, most particularly that of being love uncreated. This experience of enrapture is not even essentially that the One beautiful Triune God is about love or a personification of love or that He is the source, manifestation, or ministry of love, as intrinsic, involved, and intimate as these eminently important features indisputably are, but that He is Himself, love unformed, love unoriginated, love Self-existent, and that, altogether without any conflict or diminishment whatsoever of any of His other attributes, considering also that of immutability.

    I even go as far as to assert that all of our God’s attributes are in actuality summed up in that God Is Love, including, for example, His tender mercy and His vengeful wrath. Jesus, the Son of our ardent, affectionate Abba’s love tells us mainly and plainly that the two greatest commandments are to love God with our all and to love our fellow man as ourselves. Christ having been resurrected by the Father obtained the promise of the Father, which promise was the Holy Spirit pouring forth the enabling, empowering love of God in our hearts as He continues to this very moment doing, conforming us to the character of Christ Who is love incarnate. If my linguistic ability was limited to acutely but succinctly describe with a two-word vocabulary the goodness and greatness of the all-glorious Godhead, I would want them to be Love Omnipotent. God deny Himself and thus be other than Who He Is from everlasting to everlasting, God Who Is Love, the Almighty cannot.

    1 John 4:8, 16 AMPC
    8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
    16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.

    1 Corinthians 13:13 AMPC
    And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.

    • Brian T. says:

      “the greatest of these is Love” The summation of purposes of God in Christ.

      There is an incessant sense that burns within my own heart, a poverty of a continual abiding recognition that arises from touching Him and the emptiness of everything else. There is something about the Love of God that renders all things banal and trivial. May He fill us to overflowing with the wonder of Himself…

      Blessings my friend.

      • Your cogent comment highlights my home sickness for heaven. In seven weeks time I will be 72 years old. The past several years I have lived with congestive heart failure and as of a couple of years ago atrial fibrillation. A year ago I experienced a heart attack and was flown by emergency helicopter from one hospital to another. I have not undergone surgery; it was never recommended to me. A number of times I told our Father in heaven that I was ready to go when He is ready to take me. During more than a few instances I was walking through the valley of the shadow of death and always had absolutely no fear whatsoever. God Is Love Almighty! In your poignant post you wrote, “The Love of God is the call, and His Love in us is His light to the world.” Yes, such is so! Love to you, my beautiful brother…

        Philippians 1:21-24 AMP
        21 For to me, to live is Christ [He is my source of joy, my reason to live] and to die is gain [for I will be with Him in eternity]. 22 If, however, it is to be life here and I am to go on living, this will mean useful and productive service for me; so I do not know which to choose [if I am given that choice]. 23 But I am hard-pressed between the two. I have the desire to leave [this world] and be with Christ, for that is far, far better; 24 yet to remain in my body is more necessary and essential for your sake

        • Brian T. says:

          I am 70 and have been experiencing some heart issues and know somewhat of what you speak. I so appreciate the comments and your evident love of Him. It is refreshing and brings a ray of light.

          Blessings and grace!

  • Amen and Amen!

  • BBYCGN says:

    In Jesus’ Name! Amen!

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