Have You Been Summoned To Love?

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Summoned To Love

Have you been summoned to love? In my new book, “Summoned To Love” I ask one important question. How would you feel if you could unleash the power of love in your own life? Most people would say, hell yeah!  but how much time and effort do you actually put into unleashing that love into the world?

This is one of the reasons I wrote the book. I wanted to give people a chance to bring more love into the world. With all the economic and social upheaval happening around the world, we need to find a balance in our lives. I believe in this quote:

“If you cannot love then you cannot live”

Finding Inner Peace

No matter what life throws your way, peace is what we all look for when things get crazy. Peace is defined as having a calm soul. Without inner peace, we cannot function at peak performance. Each day, we battle life on a  emotional rollercoaster where we let our problems get the best of us.

What is the answer?

Find God’s inner peace. It doesn’t get any easier than that. But isn’t that the quandary we’re living in right now?

You need to give everything you feel over to Jesus. In Proverbs 24:16, it states: “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”

We look everywhere for peace except where it is guaranteed… in Jesus!

In life, we are like a boxer without gloves unless we bring Jesus in to train us. Dr Deborah Serani, Psy D, a clinical psychologist says that peace comes when you; “Feed your mind, body and soul in ways that make you feel special.”

Feeling special comes from inspiration. Ralph Marsden once wrote, “The quality of your commitments will determine the course of your life .”

Which course of action you take determines the level of your inner peace. Take a wrong turn and you risk running upsetting the peace that God has given you.

What happens when you throw a stone into a pool of water?

The water in the pool makes a ripple with the waves going out until something stops the energy. This is the same idea when it comes to inner peace.

Calmness of spirit is a trademark of inner peace. We let society rock the boat of our values and beliefs and we never get the chance to carry out God’s plan for us.  God’s word is the roadmap we need to help us stay on the path to righteousness and love. Without them, inner peace is just a dream we can never reach.

Finding Unconditional Love

Do you want to find unconditional love?

You must first give it before you can receive it. That’s the difference here. Being unselfish before selfishness. But that’s how society works. It pushes selfishness as a means to make us part of the crowd.  The more we seek the ways of the world the more society takes hold of our heart. What we seek does not automatically come to us.

Following God’s example of unconditional love is a concept that doesn’t sit well with society because it’s not based on selfish demands or receiving love but giving without any thought of getting something in return. It’s all about doing for others to make a different and then leaving it up to God to take care of.

How many times have you done something for someone hoping they will return the favor?

Whatever you’ve done you’re reward is already granted but when you do it without expectations, you bring an abundance of love and care into a world of hate and selfishness.

“When the happiness of another person becomes as essential to yourself as your own, then the state of love exists. ”                                                                                                                                                                      — Robert A. Heinlein

This is what you are aiming for. Making the happiness of another more important than your own happiness. It’s ready to sacrifice for the happiness of the other person. This type of love is the purest l form of love.

Unconditional love gives  meaning to our life. It is the seed we plant that gives beautiful fruit.  Dr. Paul Haider says this about unconditional love; “It’s very easy to love somebody when they are loving, kind, and good-natured. In some ways we see a reflection of ourselves, and thus want to help that person in any way, shape, and form that we can. When they smile it brightens our day, and when they are sad we want to make them happy again. We go out of our way to do things that will make a difference in their life. And we are even willing to sacrifice a little bit of our own comforts in order to make them happy. But what about those who are very difficult to love?”

That’s where you come in. To bring peace to a violent world you must be able to conquer the division among people and love those who are difficult to love. These are the types of people who need our love  more than ever.

Author Lisa Pool writes; “Loving unconditionally is more a behavior versus a feeling. Loving is the act of extending ourselves, vulnerabilities and all, into uncharted emotional territory with the belief that regardless of the outcome, we want to benefit another person. Imagine love as a behavior in and of itself, with the satisfaction being that feeling you get when you act a certain way for them, not when someone else acts a certain way to you. This becomes a pure act of generosity.” 

That’s where unconditional love comes from… the act of generosity to others. How generous are you with your heart? The more you give the better the world we live in. The more generous we are with our heart the better everyone else benefits from our love.

Finding True Happiness

What does happiness mean to you?

Does it mean having a lot of money? Fame? or even power? To God, happiness is all about seeking to know Him better and discover his plan for our lives. God is the one who fuels our happiness.

Aristotle once said, “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the aim and end of human existence.”

The happy are those who are blessed with  the hunger and thirst for the righteousness of the Lord. But we Christians seek more than happiness.  We seek a joy that can only be quenched by God’s love.

You see, inner peace, unconditional love and true happiness are all interconnected. You can’t have one without the other. Society lives with the idea that if it feels good, then do it but Christians go further than that. God tells us that the realization of happiness is achieved by a relationship with Him and being obedient to His Way of Life.

When you follow God’s law, you will find inner peace, unconditional and true happiness well within your reach.

Want to know the best way to find God in everyday life?

You can find it in my #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com entitled “Summoned To Love – A Spiritual Blueprint For Rediscovering Inner Peace, Unconditional Love, And True Happiness.”

Summoned To Love

 

World Peace Day – Promote The Power Of Love

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World Peace Day – Promoting The Power Of Love

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”

William Ewart Gladstone

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Ahh, the power of love!  Everyone talks about it but society hasn’t had much luck in making it stick.  The United Nations instituted World Peace Day in 1981 and has used it to promote peace and awareness among human beings. It is supposed to be a day for promoting ceasefire among warring nations but it has been a full-fledged failure  so far.  Terrorists ignore the day and violent crime is getting worse all the time.

In order to promote peace we must promote love first. Not the sappy and syrupy kind but the type that puts others first and stands firmly behind caring for one another. This is the unconditional love called for by God in the bible.

Why Can’t We Have Lasting Peace?

Sin, selfishness and unforgiveness are the main reasons why peace has never flourished. You would think that a world so technologically advanced, there would be more time to care for each other but that’s not the case.

The power of love is the only way peace can reign but there are dark forces that do not want peace in the world. As a Christian, peace and love are at the center of who we are and what we believe but Christians are facing uncertain times. To be a Christian and practice our beliefs goes to the heart of what the International Day of Peace stands for but don’t let that fool you for a second.

The United Nations is not Christian-friendly and never has been. They will never promote Christian values and it is left to us to promote peace and love the only way we know how… through the love of Jesus Christ.

I’m sorry to burst your bubble but the only way to promote peace. Peace and love must come from the heart and lived everyday. They are not just some random words that makes you look good.

As a Christian, it is my duty because I have been commanded by God to love others. How I promote peace and love is how I live my life. Without God, there is no love to promote. They go hand and hand. We must first learn how to love others before we can bring peace into this world for if there is no love then we will have no peace!

How To Promote Peace And Love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Promoting peace comes from a heart filled with love not a mind bent on control. Peace is not in the eye of the beholder but from the depths of their soul. It’s a misnomer that to make peace you must use peace. I’m not condoning the use of force but when the difference between right and wrong has been perverted to the point that peace is just a phrase that holds no meaning we must all be vigilante to the point of standing up for what right.

Hate is a very strong force that doesn’t take a day off. We all see how certain people like to hurt people with their words and get off on making others angry.

Marji J. Sherman, a Media Marketing Master put this type of love in perspective when she said; “Promoting what you love, instead of bashing what you hate carries into our personal lives as well. Would you rather read a bunch of social posts about how much life and other people suck?! Or, would you rather be inspired and motivated when you’re on social by the accomplishments and kindness of others? (I know, easier said than done, but something to think about).”

We need to be motivated by love to bring love to the forefront. Any day that promotes peace must not have an agenda for hate in other areas that is why the International Day of Peace falls way short of it’s goals.

With hunger, religious persecution, socialist and communist governments mistreating their own people, how do you expect a world day of peace to do any good?

Most governments couldn’t care less about the International Day Of Peace unless it makes them look good. Just ask the millions and millions of starving and economically impoverished people all over the world. Do you think they welcome a peace day? Not if it doesn’t do any good for them.

It starts out with small acts of kindness from individuals and then grows until it is like a snowball that picks up speed and leads to real change where everyone benefits, not just the rich bureaucrats and dictators.

What Can One Individual Do For Peace?

Be someone who can raise awareness of what is happening and start showing real care to your neighbor. Stop to think how other people feel and take a real interest in what is going on around you. Get off your cellphone and start communicating with the world. If you see an injustice… do something about it?

If you can, help someone who needs it. Don’t worry if you have no money. It’s the small things we do that helps people in  ways that we will never know. Be someone who can be trusted and you will attract love in return.

Find your own way to spread peace among men and lift all of this to God and you will be blessed. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son for the ransom of many. If God loves us that much, can’t we try to love others with the same feeling?

Where there’s love, peace is close at hand. Where there is peace, love thrives… and when love thrives, hate can be defeated. You just have to believe that when you promote love you are helping the world find peace.

Summoned To Love