I have gotten word that my posts are lengthy, I’m sorry for that but you have to understand, it’s a blog, it’s meant to be elaborate so it can be understood. So I apologise in advance for this one.
Love is like the sun, a source of light…. Brighter than anything, it’s a source of power. © Oluwatoyosi.
Hey peoples 🤭, I have a question… How many of us have watched Mulan? I have🤪 and it’s amazing. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you do. Mulan is a movie that depicts a woman in a man’s world, you know all those Chinese fighting where it’s only men who are allowed to fight, yeah that’s it. But what caught my attention was the traits she needed to possess and unknown to her the source of those traits inscribed on her sword.
The traits are: LOYAL, BRAVE AND TRUE, but at the end another trait was inscribed called DEDICATION TO FAMILY. Now all these traits are powerful and are what made her the best fighter or in our case God’s children. Just one more thing, I said there is a source to these traits and although they were unknown to her she made it very clear and it is LOVE.
Let’s look at Saul, who was a terror to Christians. You could say he possessed the traits, he was loyal to the Jews, brave enough to persecute Christians, he thought he was true to himself, he was dedicated to those that fed him lies BUT he never loved anything and where did that get him, I’ll tell you Blindness. We may think that where we are now without God is perfect but what will happen when everything you have begin to fade away?, everything you worked for just vanishes?, I mean immediately Saul gave his life to Christ those people he claimed to love turned against him in a matter of minutes. You will be left with nothing.
If I give away all that I have and deliver my body to be burned but have not love, I am nothing. 1cor 13:3
Now look at Saul when he became God’s child, he began to possess the traits, He was loyal to God (jn 10:14-15), he became brave enough to preach the gospel (heb 4:12), he was true to himself that he was who God said he is ( jer 29:12-13), he was dedicated to God ( 1jn 3:1) but most importantly, he LOVED God, that was his source of strength. If Mulan hadn’t loved her country, she won’t fight for them, if she didn’t love her people, she won’t be loyal to them, if she didn’t love her family, she won’t be dedicated to them and mostly she wouldn’t have been true to herself.
I read a book by Joyce Meyer called Reduced to love and she said “Love is the source of faith” and I completely agree with her. If we do not love someone unconditionally and we do things for them, then you’re doing it just for show but you are gaining nothing. So you might think you possess these traits, just ask yourself, are these traits helping you gain everything or nothing. I pray for those who read this that God will teach you to love him and everyone around you, in Jesus name😍.