LOVING WELL IS COUNTER CULTURAL! by Kim Dent

LOVING WELL IS COUNTER CULTURAL!

 

 

counterculture- (noun) 1.an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm

 

 

I have been a rule follower all of my life. The years of trying to hide the secret of my childhood victimization made me a pro at blending in. Years after I had experienced deep healing from this experience, I still find myself fading back into anonymity, and not because of my shame but because of pride and laziness. It’s so much easier to go with the flow of societal current rather than swim against it.

 

I’ve remained silent while another was gossiped about and I’ve looked away from the homeless person begging at the intersection. I have chosen my own wants over someone else’s need too many times to count. I am selfish and I do not consistently love well…I love when it’s convenient and suits me. I tell myself that I do better than many, but really, I love a whole lot like every other person on the planet… Poorly.

 

 

And yet scripture tells me I am Christ’s ambassador. It says others will know that I belong to Jesus by my love and speaks of love being the greatest commandment. I know the verses that tell of loves virtues…

 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.     1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

1 Corinthians 13 love is COUNTERCULTURAL! If we are to love well, our love must reflect these qualities. But how? I have a hunch it begins with getting a grip on the Lord’s great love for US!

 

We Love Because He First Loved Us. 1 John 4:19

 

When we aren’t feeling loved it is impossible to love others. We will fall into the trap of “loving” only when we feel like it, when all is well with our lives, families and schedules. But, this type of loving is the world’s flavor…Conditional.

 

Counter Cultural love stands out in a crowd it is unconditional.

 

I need to make the choice daily to receive Christ’s love for me – even in my imperfect state. Will you let Jesus love you?

 

Will you surrender the lies and the sin and the secrets that have kept you from believing that YOU, dear one, are now and have always been infinitely loved by a very good and loving heavenly Father? This counter cultural love is for you too!

 

Caring For The Woman’s Heart is here to help you uncover the things that may be blocking you from accepting and living in this great love. If you, like me, want to love well, it starts with embracing God’s love for YOU first.

 

If you do, you will find that the love that Jesus wants us to share with the world is totally within your reach…because this counter cultural love resides within YOU.

 

 

Tap in and Love Well!

 

Hugs!

Kim

 

PS: Check out this song by Chris Tomlin…Good Good Father

 

 

 

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