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April 5, 2012

What’s the condition?

“Love is a commitment that will be tested in the most vulnerable areas of spirituality, a commitment that will force you to make some very difficult choices. It is a commitment that demands that you deal with your lust, your greed, your pride, your power, your desire to control, your temper, your patience, and every area of temptation that the Bible clearly talks about. It demands the quality of commitment that Jesus demonstrates in His relationship to us.” ~ Ravi Zacharias

I don’t think I had thought of those things like that before…as spiritual. Of course they are and I know that but I just hadn’t thought of it like that. Just like that.

And …it is true.

These things…

lust, greed, pride, power,

control, temper, patience.

..these all bear proof of what my spiritual condition is.

It is true that LOVE will cause a BREAKING in these areas.

You will either break ….within and pour your life out for another. Or you will break them with your selfishness.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

The vulnerable part comes ….it always comes. Will we allow the truth to show and choose to be healed by the Light that shines on our dark places or will we run for cover when light comes like a vampire in the sun, seeking our coffins and shadowed lives.

If we do …we could be guilty of SUCKING OTHER PEOPLE DRY for our own benefit. 

In which case the testing came and we are shown to be lacking LOVE.

~Friendships of Love

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