๐Ÿ’ž Our Love Experiences ๐ŸŒŸ

Love experience

Have you ever been in love? I trust that majority reading this, will say a yes after reading this question. ๐Ÿ˜Š

So yes, we all have experienced that emotion; the energy and influx that lights us up yeah? ๐Ÿคฉ

I was reading a Bible text that was written by David, earlier this past week. And it made me smile reading it. Why? Because it speaks love in every way.

Before I reference the text, I want to ask you another question.

The question is – How often do you talk about your love experience with others?

For most of us, we are excited to share this with everyone we come in contact with, that cares enough to listen to us talk about it, over and over again.

We do not get tired of sharing our loverโ€™s story yeah. About what he or she has done that makes them special to us, or what we see in them that makes you blush at the sight of them and how we just love to spend more time with them. Am I speaking your mind on this? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

So yes, back to David. He shared this message with us and I couldnโ€™t help but share it with us as well.

The text:

โ€œIโ€™ve preached you to the whole congregation, Iโ€™ve kept back nothing, Godโ€”you know that. I didnโ€™t keep the news of your ways a secret, didnโ€™t keep it to myself. I told it all, how dependable you are, how thorough. I didnโ€™t hold back pieces of love and truth For myself alone. I told it all, let the congregation know the whole story.โ€

Psalm 40:9-10 MSG

David was so outspoken about God that He wrote most part of Psalms. He even got to a point where He said we should praise the Lord with a shout – โ€œShout praises to the Lordโ€ etc.

David couldnโ€™t help it, he was a man who knew His God and was soaked up in Godโ€™s love.

Youโ€™d imagine why some people when praising God canโ€™t help but tear up almost all the time. Thatโ€™s because when they reminisce about the essence of God in their lives, they canโ€™t help the tears. You know when you have experienced the loud ways of the Lord. I call it loud ways because these experiences are such that announces God. You donโ€™t even necessarily have to start declaring it. Mere seeing it screams โ€œthis is God at workโ€.

Love story

Yes our love experiences with God shouldnโ€™t be kept a secret either. God is not some lover that wants to be kept a secret. If He wanted that, He wouldnโ€™t have given us His power and presence in the first place.

The life of Jesus was at no point hidden either. At every point, there were people who wanted to learn about Godโ€™s ways and words from Him.

And I believe that is why He has called us Salts and Light. We are called to declare His essence. Not just to our friends, but to everyone.

Salt and Light

In most of my discussion with others, I canโ€™t help but reference pray about it or trust Godโ€™s ways or seek to know His will. Why? Because itโ€™s in Him that I have a life! And I have been at both sides of the bench – when I lived my own way and on my terms, and when I choose Him and learning to trust His ways each day. And I can say that the latter pays and it is surprise-full!

Letโ€™s take Jesus with us each day and letโ€™s talk about Him. He is our lover and no – He is not in you to be hidden!

โ€œโ€œHereโ€™s another way to put it: Youโ€™re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. Weโ€™re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you donโ€™t think Iโ€™m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? Iโ€™m putting you on a light stand. Now that Iโ€™ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light standโ€”shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, youโ€™ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.โ€

Matthew 5:14-16 MSG

We are going public with His goodness! Make Jesus your headline, Today and every other day. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ

Mercy Oluokun

Blessings. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ #HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ 

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks, Mercy. May our Lord give us the grace to keep shining for Him. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. You are welcome maโ€™am. Glad to. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thatโ€™s a good one. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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  2. “To Love and understand Love, Love must be uppermost on your mind, innermost in your Heart, and deepermost in your Soul.” _-Van Prince

    *Post Script… my soon to be published book is titled. ‘Love In All Intricacies Is Real’! and this book of love in 1 way or another will affect millions cross cultures*

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    1. Hmmโ€ฆ Love has to be present in all aspects. ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Thanks for sharing these wise words. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Aww. Thatโ€™s really good. I pray for a successful launch. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—
      Thanks for sharing this and your comments.

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      1. Be on the look out for my soon to be published book, *Love In All Intricacies Is Real*; that in 1 way of the other will affect lovers cross cultures!

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    I have nothing to say on romantic love since I am single lol
    But each day I ask Jesus to help me show his love

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    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿค—
      I love that and I see how you do that with the lives you come in contact with. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      You are loved, big bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Manu says:

    So true Mercy that usually in all my chats I always refer back to God as my life is in Him. May we shine His light ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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    1. I love that. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      May we be good stewards of His presence in us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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  5. Amen and amen and amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ to love like He love โค๏ธ me

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      My Greetings to the family. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿค—

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  6. Yes, yes, yes! Let’s make Jesus our headline! Let’s love Him well and let His love shine through us to others!

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    1. Yes!! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Absolutely. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      May we continue to reflect Him in everything we do. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you and the family, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—

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  7. Dawn says:

    Yes we should be telling others about Godโ€™s love and how it has changed our lives. We should never take what He has done for us for granted. May His love fill our hearts and overflow to those around us. โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes sis! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚
      True! We shouldnโ€™t. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป And always Lord ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you big sis. Greetings to your daughter too. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  8. vgeorg says:

    Mercy you write in very faithful way. Your positive words are so bright. Blessings โค๏ธ

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your kind words. ๐Ÿ˜Š Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‚
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      And to you too, sir. Greetings to the family.

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  9. JayD says:

    Awesome one

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿค—
      Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Wishing you a blessed evening. ๐Ÿค—

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  10. Godโ€™s love is so evident in my life that even if I tried to hide it, I canโ€™t. When I remember his sacrifice on the cross, I canโ€™t help but get so emotional. What manner of love!!

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    1. Yes sis. Itโ€™s so loud over you. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ
      Smiles. Me too. God did go all out for us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Yes sis. His love is comparable to none. ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
      You are loved sis. โค๏ธ

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  11. “Our love experiences are our most intimate observations comprising
    Life unfolding out of Nature!” _-Van Prince

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    1. Thanks for sharing this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. I feel like shouting YEEEEEEEEEES!!!! This is so powerful. Indeed we have gone public and this is just the beginning. SO long as we are alive, we shall make Him PUBLIC.

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    1. Yesโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฉ
      Smiles. Bless God for His words.
      Yes and we will continue too.
      Yes!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I love your comments sis. May we continue to show Him forth to our world. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Blessings. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. I love this๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธI found myself nodding in agreeance the whole timeโค๏ธ

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    1. Smiles…. Aww. โค
      Glad to know it resonates with you. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed week. ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Awww thank you โค๏ธ

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