Love without boundries

1 John 4:18–19 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.

My shallow, stony heart cannot bear to love the way He loves. It protects itself. It has boundaries and limitations both self imposed and fear imposed. It uses eyes that see through human experience and guards itself against vulnerability. As much as I try to love others the way Christ loves others, I fall so short. The “perfect love” of God must manifest itself in my heart. I must surrender and allow the gentle plow of the Holy Spirit to root out the boulders within the dark sinful soil of my heart. I need only to allow Him to move in me, trust Him and walk in boldness. What is there to fear? He is with me! I will love – not in my own strength or ability – but in His Spirit because He loved me and gave His son to die for my sins that I might live and live boldly for Him.

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About athenammorris

Wife, mother, step-mother, and grandmother. I first came to the Lord in 1986. However, I backslid for a few years and rededicated my life to the Lord in 1990. Since then, my road through sanctification has been long and hard; mostly the result of my own rebellion. However in 2011, I finally I completely surrendered to His will and not my own and began to experience spiritual growth. My hope for this blog; people will be encouraged in their daily walk with the Lord. I'm a normal-joe-Christian just like every other Christian; struggling with the flesh, enduring trials, living life all with the intent of glorify and pleasing God. View all posts by athenammorris

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