Father says that life is love and love is life. Therefore, if we master love we can then master life. To me this means I must master love in order to experience life to its fullest potential. Like it or not, Father has designed the only pathway that will lead us to life’s full potential and He is that pathway. He is love and the only true source of love available to mankind. If we are to master love, we must have the empowerment of His grace at work in us to dethrone self and in humility become God centered. Supernatural encounters with Father, Son and Holy Spirit will strengthen our resolve, our commitment, our determination to become the supernatural child of God that we were created to be. Those supernatural encounters with God are in reality supernatural encounters with love and they are life changing.
Also consider that Galatians 5:6 says that love empowers faith. Aren’t we instructed to build our faith so we can walk in faith? How many different ways are we taught to build our faith? Do any of them include experiencing Father’s love as an option to do that? Sadly, for many of us the answer is no. Not to worry mate for it’s never too late to experience Father’s love for you and dramatically deepen your life experience.
For most of us we have continually tried the counterfeits or substitutes to Father’s love. Sadly many of us have resigned ourselves to be satisfied with those substitutes believing the lie that this is all there is. I will say once again that the lies we live by can carry the power of truth and trap us in our life experience far below our potential as a child of God.
Religion seems to be one of the greatest enemies to our success in mastering love and therefore our life experience is rooted in performance and duty for God rather than in relations with Him. This is the cart before the horse syndrome when in reality Father wants relationship with us so He can show us what true life-changing love is all about. As our love relationship with Him develops He will instruct us in how He has planned for us to serve Him. We then will gladly serve Him because of our love for Him and His empowering love for us. The need to perform for our self worth will be gone. The bondage of duty will be broken. Instead the freedom and liberty to serve Him and fulfill our purpose and destiny is born out of our true life changing love relationship with Him. The more Father loves on us, teaches us and corrects us expresses His pride in us, walks through our difficult times with us the stronger we get. The more secure we get as a child of the Most High God. The more supernatural experience we have with Father, Son and Holy Spirit the deeper our mastery of love goes and therefore the deeper our mastery of life. How far below our potential in God are we living? If you’re at all interested, perhaps it’s time to immerse yourself in an honest pursuit of love and life that Father has made available to us all. He is no respecter of persons, so He is available to you with love abounding just designed for you! What’s not to like?
For most of us, as Father’s kids, we speculate about His personality, His priorities, His plans, the depth of His involvement in our lives, His provision, His grace and many other areas of question. Some of us refuse to ask Him for answers to our questions because we’re afraid of what the answers might be. In fact, many of us are afraid of Him period! Our ignorance about Him leaves us in the dark as to the reality of Who He really is and what He wants to be to us. For many it’s too much to believe that the Creator of the universe would actually want to have a personal, intimate relationship with a human being. Well, that’s what ignorance will do for you; it will keep you separated from the only source of true, unconditional love that’s available in this universe.
So consider how we limit ourselves with God. To you is He that distant God out there somewhere that you’ve heard about but don’t know? Maybe you’ve arrived at a place where He’s not so distant and you can acknowledge Him as Father. You don’t have a conventional relationship with Him yet, so you talk to Jesus when you pray. There is certainly nothing wrong with developing your personal, intimate, conversational relationship with Jesus and Holy Spirit, however if you will all it, they will both direct you to Father to develop that same intimate, conversational relationship in order to draw closer to Him. As you do that, your questions about Him and how He sees you, your potential and your future will begin to be answered. In the process you will experience life changing love like you never have before. From the inside out you will change. As your LOVE HUNGER is satisfied, you will experience the freedom to love yourself and others beyond what you thought possible. The gift of unconditional love you receive from Father will draw you deeper and deeper into Him until He ultimately becomes Daddy (Abba) to you and He is as close as your breath!
In this process of developing your relationship with Father, there will be nuggets of revelation He will give you, so be looking for them. These nuggets will be gifts of love from Him to you. They will be how He sees you and your future. They will be revelations about Himself. They will be corrections about sin in your life. There will be surprises and more surprises as He unveils His truth to you. They will be surprises about how loved you will feel in spite of your feelings of inadequacy. They will be continual nuggets that will reveal what love is and what it is not from His perspective. These nuggets will teach you more about loving as a child of the Most High God. They will be nuggets that will move you toward Kingdom living instead of worldly living. In other words His nuggets can be transformational if we accept them. Humility on our part bears the greatest fruit. Grace on His part bears the greatest rewards in our relationship with Him. His love is the ultimate price offered to mankind and He is no respecter of persons.
Gerri and I hope that by sharing some of our nuggets it will quicken your process of maturity and be helpful in establishing your own deep, intimate, personal, conversational relationship with our Heavenly Father. Here’s a good way to start. Find a quiet place and put on some soaking music. Tell your soul (mind, intellect and emotions to be quiet. Engage your spirit with Holy Spirit and one by one ask these three questions. Write down what He says to you: 1) Father do You love me? 2) Father what do You think about me? and 3) Father do You have anything to say to me?
Generally it takes about 10-15 minutes to get quiet enough to hear Holy Spirit, so plan on spending at minimum of 30 minutes in this exercise. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Purposely pursue His love for you. You will then begin to Master Love and Master Life!