Love 'em Up
While walking down to the prayer spot, Ozi wondered how I could be so nonchalant about the sad news she’d just shared with me.
Although I was in enough physical pain, I felt really bad and uncomfortable but I just didn't feel like showing it was going to change the fact that our tight sister had just left ‘the fold’. But a part of me just wanted to let her be…
The prayer session that night was quite unusual. The sister who led the prayers began to tell us of God’s love and that it was a time for us to thank Him and talk to Him… like a one-on-one love kinda talk.
I felt really awful about my behavior when I heard it clearly from God to ‘Love them up’.
Yes, I know, every one of us is going through our processes in life and God has promised to be there each step of the way. But there are times when you feel like you’re stuck and you really need help like crazy.
Prayer sessions begin in your head and you’re not sure who to ask sometimes because you feel like God isn't saying anything and some people may go all out ‘spiritual’ on you.
Some people are in that state. Don’t judge them for acting weirdly, just love them!
Naturally, like a chick hatching from its egg, they’ll respond and open up (even you too). Love casts out fear (1 John 4:18) and is universally appreciated though some people take more time to respond and some others respond quite weirdly.
Everyone needs and is worthy of love. God loves every one of us; He put us in families and He sacrificed every other fun thing just to make and watch over you.
I mean, He’s G-O-D. He could've used the 9 months and all the years to create universes (It took Him 1 week to make Earth), galaxies, play some good golf, have some heavenly tea… stuff like that… maybe even head to the Angel Spa to relax a bit.
If He has committed and invested so much time, attention, energy and resources on us, then who are we to hold back?
I've been praying this season to learn to love God anew and stay ‘prayed up’ in His Presence. However, I feel He also wants us to all ‘love people up’…
Every single one of them!