***There is no FEAR in LOVE***


This post is part of the 'friday verse series.' Today, may you be free to love without boundaries...free to soar on the wings of love.

“She was afraid to love. She was afraid because she was not sure whether he would love her back. She was afraid to love because she was skeptical of the love of friends. She wasn’t sure if it was real, or if it was just a figment of her imagination. She was scared to soar high on the wings of love. Maybe she loved too much, and maybe they were
going to take her for granted. Maybe she gave too much and they took her gifts for granted. Maybe she smiled too much, and they began to take advantage of her. Maybe she was beginning to look like a clown in a circus. Was this how love was supposed to feel? She felt like she was a prisoner of love. She felt like a captive in her own house and with her own people. She felt like a reject in the midst of the norms of society. She felt she gave too much and her favors were not returned. She felt like she was giving discounts on something that was priceless. She felt she was a shadow in the midst of alarming greatness. She felt she could love, but she felt strange about loving. She was afraid to love…”

I read a scripture this morning (1 John 4:18) that said, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

What is there to fear in loving? God is LOVE, and so by loving freely you are emancipating the power of God on the inside of you. By loving so freely, God’s attention is drawn to you like a father is drawn to his son, because anyone who loves is born of God (1 John 4:7). If you love freely, God abides in you and you abide in God. If God becomes a part of you, then God definitely dwells on the insides of you. So if God dwells in you, do you know that the bible says, “if God be for you, then WHO can be against you?” So what’s to FEAR? People are afraid of giving their love to others because they feel the need to be reciprocated. But when Jesus died for our sins, He was not thinking about reciprocation, He was thinking about how much He loved us. He wasn't waiting for us to confirm that we will love Him back after His death. He just gave His love to us freely, and it was timeless and priceless.

There’s absolutely nothing to fear in loving freely. When you love, love will come back to find you! When you love your soul-mate, he or she will love you back in multiple folds. When you give, it shall be given back to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over. When you sow, you shall reap a thousand fold. So when you love, you shall reap love in a thousand ways.

***There is therefore no fear in love.
So love that you may also be loved***

29 comments:

disgodkidd said...

"love will come back to find you." that sums it all up.

i tagged you. check my blog for details.

disgodkidd said...

jaycee, my mom needs me and god needs me. am stuck in the middle.

sorry, i just needed to spill. just got off the phone with mother. i managed to convince her that god is a rewarder of those who sow precious seeds. but i hurt to see her have to suffer so.

there was no one else i could talk to.

Jaycee said...

@ Disgodkidd...one thing that I know is that when you trust God and have faith in Him that He has control over everything that concerns you (as His child), then He becomes 'El Roi' to you..."the God that can see all things"...He sees you and ur mom right now, He saw your beginning, and He has already gone ahead of you to see the end of all this...that's why He is called "the ALPHA and OMEGA, the FIRST and the LAST, the BEGINNING and the END.

Whatever you are going through right now, know that "this too shall pass," Also, the psalmist said in Psalm 37:25, "I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread." Guess what? It's not going to start with you...God has never failed to come through somehow...He ALWAYS come through for His own...

ALWAYS...

disgodkidd said...

thank you so much. especially for the psalm.

Kafo said...

okay this girl has too much FEELINGS
mercy
enough
stop feeling and start living
it seems that most of what we do is based on how we feel and i think we need to stop

okay maybe i am having a bout of transference here on this little lady and i'll stop

but i needed this

I need to let go and just love

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

God is love....love is God ...
no fear in love.....
AMEN....

Calabar Gal said...

Amen to that siatah! LOL!! How are you doing?

Jaycee said...

@ dgK...thank God...

@ Kafo...(smiling)...

@ my stories...amennnnn! :)

@ CG...I am doing GREAAAAAAAAATTT (thanks, lolll). :)

Miss Opeke said...

This is the story of my life...God I truly need healing in that line...

Niyi said...

Sister Jaycee, what's up?

hmmm.. still didn't get that text o.

I hope your week is going well.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

This morning, for no reason at all, I was woken up to pray, but not in a langauge I could understand. All I remembered was the feeling of how weird it was.

I have now received an excerpt from the pastor of my church in manchester concerning:
Group of 23 South Korean Christians Kidnapped at Gunpoint by Taliban Deadline Extended to Tuesday Evening:
please keep them in your prayers. I have recently had this overwhelming feeling to pray more for the saints and the missionaries, and its sad to see this happen.

Please fellow bloggers, lets all pray a prayer of agreement that the Lord will show up for these people.

And like the 3 young Jews in the old testament said to King Nebuchadnezzar in - Daniel 3 vs. 16 -18 - "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." - , regardless of what they do, we will not stop worshipping our God.

Vera Ezimora said...

Hey Jaycee!!

Missed you sweetie. Did u miss me? lol. Of course, u did! I'm sure you have been dreamin bout me allllllll day everyday, so now I'm back.

Send me my love letter

~Mimi~ said...

ohhhh sweetie! you couldnt have said it better!!!!!

THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE! ABSOLUTELY NONE! NONE NONE NONE!

Naijadude said...

Wow, God is love, even times when we think we've fallen short, by His grace, He still love us.
"When you give, it shall be given back to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over"
Preach on my sister

Phantomwriter said...

Inspiring as always. TeI've updated :)

Anonymous said...

"She felt like she was giving discounts on something that was priceless."

You know the most beautiful thing about your blog? The way you weave words and images and present the Word in such a uniquely beautiful view!

You truly are a blessed and highly favored woman of God.

I just started my personal journey on self-love and acceptance, I finally came to the realization that my love bank is empty. Your illustration captured what I've been feeling for years now. Thank you and thank God for blessing me with this.

Hopeful B! said...

hmm, i'm sooooo scared of this thing called love, want to experience it but been burnt in the past. thanks for that verse...lighted up my soul!

Tayo said...

Absolutely right. Most of fear comes from lack of trust. However True love trusts completely, driving out all fear. If we make ourselves trustworthy, and love without fear, we'll receive the same.
For God has not given us the spirt of fear, but of power, love ...

Biodun said...

Hey Jaycee!! Lovely post as always! I guess love is truly enough, but I wonder why it never is for some people though?

Anonymous said...

hello jaycee, I sent you an email on friday..check your junk mail box please!
- Thanks :)

Jaycee said...

@ anonymous...

I awfully sorry, but I may have deleted somn really important from my junk. Pls do u mind sending it again?

Cheers to everyone...God is good o!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I just had to come back to read this. Really needed to remind myself again.

Allied said...

;-)

Uzo said...

Reduced me to tears...ot being afraid to love....I wonder what that must feel like,,,

drizzle said...

beautiful post...i m really moved by ur words...i'll keep coming to ur blog from now on..

God's child said...

So true, God is love, and He who has God has love. I am in the best relationship in my life with a man of God, something I know God enabled because as I sought Him, I sought love.

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Eyitemi Egwuenu said...

One of my short stories, title "Broken Melody" ends with this statement, "There is no fear in love"

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Jasmine said...

This is me. This is me. This is me. I want to be liberated from this so bad. I'm just leaning/resting into God, because he is the only one who can redeem me with his nourishing love. I want to be whole, restored from all the disappointment of humans. I bet I sound so pathetic and you probably wouldn't even see this because it is an old post.