People say all you need is love and that is partially true. 1 Corinthians 13, tells us that love is the greatest of all, the most excellent gift. It is what we are to follow after, a spiritual gift that we are to desire, that we may prophesy. I never understood that. And prophetic ministry is not always easy to understand, that is why the Holy Spirit longs to rest and remain with us to teach us. I have seen many people miss out on healing, financial blessing and other things because they let one of these things go. It’s not a always a simple recipe, sometimes junk gets thrown into the mix. We are left battered. You do have to stand, you will get attacked by the enemy, but God has already prevailed for you and approved of your request, He sent Jesus to die.
You need faith, hope and love, with love or actually God’s love being the greatest. Faith is speaking His Word, hope is expecting Him to bring it to pass and love is just God. God is love. Sounds simple? It is. It really is, but we get tired and slip easily out of the rest of faith. People and doctrine complicate love. No greater thing could God have ever done than to turn His back on His beloved Son on a cross of shame.
For a dark moment of eternity, He did not love His only begotten Son so He could love us. Though I give my body to be burned and have not love, a sounding brass, a tinkling cymbal is what Jesus or anyone else would have been, without love. Many people have been burned at the stake, I can’t say if they all knew love. But I know Jesus did! He was pure love, perfect love and He died for me to be free. Perhaps, you are unaware that He was as a Passover Lamb, a burnt offering, tasting the fires of hell to redeem mankind id the would believe on Him and receive Him after He rose. Why wouldn’t anyone not long for, desire or want to serve that love?
Don’t disqualify yourself with super charismatic dogma. He loves you, you’re enough. He’s enough. God doesn’t just have love or give love and He’s not withholding it. He is love, Jesus is love, the Holy Spirit is love. And He looks at our hearts, He sees the tired, battered and battle weary prayer warrior. He wants to give you rest. Jesus loves me, this I know. I guess love really is all you need. Rebecca Jones