What is LOVE?

True love is a choice to respond with action to peoples need without expecting expectations in return. Why? You must decide to love without expectation because what you expect may not be met. That is the essence of TRUE LOVE, to LOVE without EXPECTATION. The Bible says that Jesus laid His life down for us while we were yet sinners (Rom 5:8). He had no guarantee that we were going to respond in a positive manner. If you place expectation on love that expectation has to be maintained in order for love to remain. That expectation  places an obligation on people to perform. If God had said, “I love you because you are holy,” that expectation of being holy would be to great for us to meet while causing much stress and pressure. God never does that. He simply says that He loves us. Being holy ought to be the natural outflow of His love in our lives, it is not being holy to gain the favor of His love.
 
John 3:16, states, "For God so loved the world that he gave…” However, He does not demand that we respond  to his love in a positive manner. That keeps the pressure off of us. This is the reality of true love. It has no reason or condition attached. That means there is nothing that you can do to stop God from loving you or to cause Him to begin loving you because He loved you when you were at your worst. Nor does it mean that you can do anything to cause Him to love you any less! God loves you not because of what you do or don't do, but because you are you and He is LOVE!

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