Us loving people in spite of their inability to love us back awakens and teaches us and them the power of unconditional love. Unconditional love can only be experienced by us having a heart of surrender ready to go through the process of forgiveness so healing can occur in us. This requires us to let go of our right of being vindicated our way as we allow ourselves to embrace the fruits of the Holy Spirit where healing and restoration will occur in us. When we allow this process to occur, we grow more in the image and likeness of Christ where our soul will become one with the fruits of His Holy Spirit.
God’s will is unconditional love and unconditional love is the fulfillment of every kind of love. Unconditional love is the new birth of our soul becoming one with the will, emotions and desires of the Holy Spirit who is the fulfillment of all the other kinds of love. Jesus fulfilled the soul through the power of unconditional love rooted in the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Without the love source of the Holy Spirit being released in us it would be impossible for us to love ourselves, each other and God.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 the word of God reveals the truth to us that ” if anyone is in Christ He is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation .” This ministry of reconciliation is the reconciliation of unconditional love. Jesus said it is finished when He died on the cross, He meant the problem, the void of unconditional love in people had been paid and full through His sacrificial love that released the presence of the Holy Spirit, who is our power to love unconditionally. The power of unconditional love has been accomplished!
The need of unconditional love has been fulfilled! The love of Christ solved every problem, challenge, circumstance that we would ever encounter in our past, present or future life through the power of His Holy Spirit that is the power and presence of unconditional love! It is the anointing of unconditional love that has the power to destroy burdens, proclaim good news to the poor in spirit, heal the broken-hearted and set the unbeliever in Christ free from their spiritual, mental, social, economical and relational problems and circumstances (Isaiah 61:1). The anointing of unconditional love is strengthened in us every time we allow ourselves to be transformed by the leading of the Holy Spirit during the times we have been hurt, mistreated or misunderstood.
The Spirit of God reveals to us in Mark 10:29 that whatever we give up for the kingdom of God will be returned to us in this lifetime on earth as well as in eternity. Having the ability to love unconditionally will strengthen us to overcome the evil desire to love conditionally, which is a selfish kind of love because it is rooted in self-gratification known as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. It will cause us to humble ourselves as we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to God and trust Him to show us how to overcome the hurt, shame, disgrace as He fights our battles for us by showing us how to use His mighty weapons of war (Ephesians 6:12-19). When we allow ourselves to go through the forgiving process being led by the Holy Spirit, we will learn how to love unconditionally as we grow in deeper intimacy and power to walk out the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is known as the actions of love. I encourage you to meditate, ponder and ask the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to love unconditionally. Expect Him to give you the knowledge, wisdom, understanding and the instructions to apply unconditional love in your life towards others. Our Lord and Savior said if we love Him, we would keep His commandments. All His commandments are always rooted in the purpose of fulfilling the need, void and desire in us for unconditional love that is the power that works in us from the Holy Spirit to forgive what we believe is unforgivable. This frees us to be strengthened in love instead of weakened in hate, bitterness, hurt and every other negative feeling that are strengthen when we do not forgive.
The daily devotional I provide on this online publication is to help you desire to love unconditionally in every area of your life so you can be set free to grow in the power, love and sound mind that cast out the feelings of hurt, bitterness, hate and every other emotional symptom of fear. I provide additional resources for the women who are members of the VWL Community. Become a member and join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to awaken our awareness of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle of true worship. Gentlemen, if you are in search for support groups that help you work on your whole person development, I invite you to send an inquiry and I can send you some information on how to connect with men of faith.