October 01, 2010

I Promise to never say it AGAIN....REALLY!

      I want to repost a blog friends post today and I asked her first....

     She just says what I can not at times....

     Thank you Kim....

God Is Always Enough

(please read all the way to the end)

Something is bothering me.

It's the phrase I keep hearing. It says, "Sometimes love isn't enough" or sometimes it's phrased, "When love isn't enough". I hear it in adoption circles and troubled marriages circles. This irritates me because it's a lie. How do I know it's a lie? Because if you're a Bible-reading Christian, then you know that the Word of God says, "GOD IS LOVE". So when you say, "sometimes love just isn't enough" to fix this child, or to save that marriage ... you are in essence saying that "God is not enough" or "my problem is bigger than God".


And you know what? We - Christians- are believing them!

We are relieved that we've read some book or some therapist has come out and said what we are feeling ... that this child can't be healed, or that marriage saved. That sometimes love just isn't enough. Remember, that God is a substitute word for love... so they are saying God isn't enough! We are coming into agreement with false teachings. We are falling for it. Falling for the lies of this world. To make ourselves feel better.

Colossians 2:8 says, "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ."

Cut. It. Out.

1 Timothy 6:4-5a says, "If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing;"

The Bible says, "NOTHING is impossible for God." The Bible says that He healed ALL their diseases. The Bible says that we must FORGIVE... if we want to be forgiven that is. He said that we (yes, us) would do greater things.

We are believing lies. And I want to expose them. Right here. Right now.

You know how else I know that "sometimes love isn't enough" is a lie?

Because in the (God breathed) Word of God, it says, "LOVE NEVER FAILS". Did you catch that? It said NEVER.

We need to expose and dispel this romantic, easy sense of love we are believing. That love is puppy dogs and ice cream. It wasn't for God!- who sent his son to DIE for us. Yes, He expressed His LOVE to us by sending His son to DIE. Death of a child is anything BUT easy. It's HARD. Love is sometimes HARD.

Does loving someone mean that sometimes we may need to separate for a time? Maybe.
Remember Jesus had to die.

Does loving someone mean that we may need to rehome a child? Maybe.
Remember Jesus had to die.

Does loving someone mean that sometimes we will be hated? Maybe.
Remember Jesus had to die.

Does loving someone mean that sometimes we need to have difficult conversations, make unfathomable decisions, and speak the truth in love? Definitely.
Remember. Jesus. had. to. die.

But please.... remember:
God is love....and Love (GOD) is always enough.

It just may not look like what our romantic, sin influenced, minds may think it looks like.
So quit using phrases like "when love isn't enough".
It's a lie that you are confessing and believing with your mouth every time you say it.
God is love. Remember that.


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