Love Requires Communication!

IMG_1831If you are really in love with someone, or just around family or friends that you love, you want to have the best communication with them that you can. You have to talk and communicate to find out what is in their mind and heart, to really learn their hopes and dreams and really know what is inside of them…I am speaking for myself here and assuming that everyone else feels the same. Perfect love DESIRES communion, the sharing of life together and it cannot be expressed from a distance. There is an old saying that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”… I have not found that to be true. I find that distance gives you space to make a new life with other people…at first you may miss the one who is gone, but then you start filling in the space, the way a wound heals on your body. I cut my thumb wide open…from the nail all the way around to the back of it, there was flesh and some kind of yellow stuff, which I assumed was the ice cream that I love (fat) sticking out. It was TERRIBLE. I went to the emergency room and had it sewn together. He didn’t do a good job because it was torn so jagged…but you know what? Now the scar is barely perceptible…THAT’s what I am talking about. You get used to being without that person.

Are you thinking that I have lost my ever lovin’ mind here? What has this got to do with any kind of devotion or making you feel better? Dear Reader, here is the point. 1 John 1:3 We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. To have communion with a person you need to be close, it goes for your relationship with God and His Son Jesus.  Into our emptiness, Jesus brings fullness and completion (Colossians 2:9-10) Into our deficit, Jesus brings supply (Philippians 4:19) Into our death, Jesus brings life (Ephesians 2:1,5) Into our separation, Jesus brings reconciliation (Romans 5:10-11) Into our imperfect love, Jesus brings his perfect love (1 John 4:10) When you KNOW that God loves you completely then you can follow the advice of Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

When we don’t believe that God loves us perfectly, we end up living as if our best choice is to take care of ourselves…and then we become so busy taking care of ourselves that we don’t have any time for real, transparent and loving relationship with God or our loved ones.

I woke this morning dreaming that I was saying to someone “I don’t want advice, I need instruction”…so that is what I am giving you, instruction to stay close to the Father and the Son by praying, which is merely another word for “conversation” with God…or as I said recently…just “conversate” with them…how can you be close if you don’t know them?

In the words of an old song, “Have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all about your troubles!”

 

2 Replies to “Love Requires Communication!”

  1. I once used the illustration that if you wanted to have a good relationship with your spouse then you had to learn to be the best listener & always stop & think out your words before you answered their comment. I received quite a bit of static over the comment. But I kept repeating it to the class until it started to make sense to the majority of them. Then I used it to point out we had to use the same tactic if we were to have a good relationship with God. It took a while before it was acceptable to the majority. So many argued that a one way conversation with God was all that was needed. I kept going to the argument why does God stress the fact of love & communication if it has no real purpose in life. What is so funny those people that had a hard time accepting two way conversation between couples was the ones that had the worse or incomplete with God.
    One of the big differences in our two lives is you grew up in a home with open love & open communication. Mine was restricted love & minimum conversation. My Father could not & would not communicate with my Mom or us boys in a loving open manner.. His lack of self confidence prevented him being open. I was in my late 50’s before the walls started coming down. We were hugging each other one night & he asked me to forgive him for wasting so much of our life because of his pride. Told him God had restored it & I intended to make the most of it. I told him it wasn’t too late to have a great time together & it wasn’t. The last ten years he lived were the best we ever shared together even with his suffering fro the strokes he had suffered during that time.
    God is faithful & just to restore those things that the enemy had stolen if we only let Him. Love you & God b less you tons & tons every day.

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