• Gathered Under Grace

Extravagant Love

The Word is love. The Word is love. The Word IS LOVE. The Bible, the Word, is all about love. From the beginning to the end, it is all about love. The Word is alive in each of us. Teaching us and showing us how to love every one another everyday. Love itself is defined as strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. Love is described as a warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion to someone or something. Love is described as a warm attachment which is a connection or bond that one person has for another. The most critical of these attachments is the bond between a child and a parent. Enthusiasm is an intense enjoyment, interest, or approval of someone or something. Our Father enjoys us. He is interested in us and He approves of us. He may correct or reprimand us every once in a while, but that's a parenting tactic that we all employ from time to time. As a parent, we know that children learn from their mistakes as well as from their successes. He wants us to be truly successful at life. Devotion is described as a commitment or a dedication to a purpose or a person. We have a Father who is devoted to our successful journey through life.

We have personal ties with the Father, because of the Son. Strong affection born out of kinship with the Almighty, because of the Son. Our loving relationship is because of the Son. We are part of the family of God, because of the Son.  God loves us so much that He sent us His Son so that we might have a life of love. We can learn how to love because of and through Jesus.  Jesus teaches us how to love.   Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG "Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that." When we keep company with God, we can learn how to live a life of love. Read His Word and follow the guidance of The Holy Spirit. Talk to Him about everything and anything. Observe, learn, and imitate the ways that Jesus loves us. Without hesitation and with abundance. Jesus doesn't love us in order to get something from us, but to give everything of Himself to us and for us. He gave everything so that we could have everything. His love is not cautious, but extravagant. Whole hearted and good for us. His love is kind and generous and full of hope and unseen possibilities. Extravagant Love. Love like that. Extravagantly.  



Deltona, FL, USA


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