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The Weekend Brew: God Is Love

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Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

I have been pondering this verse.  God is love.  I struggle with the concept of a God who loves me unconditionally.  Call it poor upbringing, or life’s circumstances.  I’ve had a warped view of the Father’s heart of love for me since I became His at the age of 21.  Last week I heard a message about this love called AGAPE and it is quickly changing my view of God and how He loves me.  God doesn’t just love me, nor does he just have affection for me.  Love is His character.  He IS love.  He can never be anything less than love.  Today, I am choosing to look into the face of Agape – the God of Love, the God who is love.  For when I can truly see into the face of the One who loves me, then I will truly know Him.

I would love for you to join me for Fresh Brewed Sundays.  This is where we share a scripture with just simple insight.  No heavy words necessary.  Feel free to use the button in your post and link up below!



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24 Comments

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    Laura Rath
    September 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend Barbie!

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    soulstops
    September 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Amazing, He can, not love us because He is love…what a powerful truth…praying it sinks in deep into our souls…hugs, Barbie 🙂

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    Elizabeth Stewart
    September 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful thoughts, Barbie.

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    Lauren Mills
    September 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Oh I so struggle with really knowing the depth of His unconditional love, too! Thank you for the sweet encouragement tonight. & thanks for hosting this neat community.
    grace&peace, -l

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      Barbie
      September 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

      You’re welcome Lauren. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Aislinn
    September 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Praise Him for that Agape love!

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    Sherrey Meyer
    September 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    “God is love” — music to my ears! Thanks for hosting this great community of believers. Blessings on your weekend.

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    Kris Camealy
    September 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

    So thankful for His limitless love!

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    Deb
    September 2, 2012 at 4:38 am

    This is my first time stopping by. Thank you so much for letting me join in. I’m so glad that God IS Love….and He loves even me!!!

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    Christina@toshowthemjesus.com
    September 2, 2012 at 5:18 am

    “Love is his character.” I like that. And am so thankful for it!

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    Child of God
    September 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Hi Barbie,
    Can you imagine what it is like to live without love? No love at all, ever. That is pure hell; eternal separation from God, who is love Himself.
    Beautiful verse to be thinking about.

    Thanks so much for hosting Fresh Brewed Sundays. I really enjoy reading all the scripture verses that God is laying on so many hearts.

    Blessings,

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      Barbie
      September 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Thank you my friend. You are a blessing!

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    Jennifer Miller
    September 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    God is love! Amen.

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    Lea
    September 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t know that any of us can really comprehend His love for us. It’s just amazing and I know I’ll never be the same because of it. Hugs to you Barbie!

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    Laurie Collett
    September 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Praise God for His unconditional, self-sacrificing love! Thanks for the great post & for hosting the linkup, & God bless!
    Laurie

    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

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    Diane Swanson Miller
    September 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Many years ago I heard Paul Yonggi Cho speak. He said that we try to over complicate Christianity. It really just comes down to a simple statement…God is love. Hmmmm.

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      Barbie
      September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

      So true Diane!

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    Jennifer_StudioJRU
    September 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    It is just amazing… His love for us… just amazing!!

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    bethinnc
    September 3, 2012 at 4:27 am

    That is beautiful Barbie. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could truly fathom His love?

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      Barbie
      September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

      I hope and pray I get to that place on this side of heaven! 🙂

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    veronica
    September 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I *love* this 😉 What a wonderful reminder! Where might I get the code for your lovely Freshly Brewed Sunday button?

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      Barbie
      September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Hi Veronica! Sorry for not responding back sooner. I don’t have a grab code, but feel free to take the button and link it back to the blog.

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