We use the word love very interchangeably. We love our family. We love our kids. We love our car. We love our sports teams. We love food. But we don’t love all those things the same way. We think we’ve found real love, but then that feeling goes away. As Pastor Ken start the first week of this series, we see that God wants our lives to produce true love. Pastor Ken talks about the 4 types of the love God has for us which He wants us to display and also shares 3 keys to cultivate your heart so that this kind of true love can shine through.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
4 Types Of Love That God Has For Us
Wide love loves the people that don’t love you back. Wide love accepts those who don’t agree with you, or are against you.
Long love isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon. Long love doesn’t grow impatient. It’s not quick to give up and doesn’t point out someone else’s flaws. It’s quick to listen, forgives quickly, slow to speak , and slow to get angry.
High love loves even when the emotions are not there. It’s not conditional. It chooses to display and act in love even if you don’t feel like it.
Deep loves is willing to make regular costly sacrifices for the sake of the relationship without asking anything in return. It’s willing to have less free time, less sleep, and a busier schedule in order to show that love.