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"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her." • Ephesians 5: 25
¿What did Jesus do to conquer the love of His church? He selflessly pored-out His graceful relentless love. Though the verse says "love your wives" It doesn't mean we need to be married to love like Christ, it's all about the attitude of loving unconditionally and withstanding all the trails that prove the pure intentions of the heart.
Sorry guys but… Ladies, a real man has a heart like Jesus.
A person who will love you will take on the attitude of Jesus; he will be patient, persistent, available, selfless, serving, compassionate, caring, kind, graceful, audacious, faithful, loving and bring on a future of purpose for each other.
So what do I mean when I say a "Godly Man”? Well, a man that has the likeness of Jesus. “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, to mature manhood, to the mesure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” • Ephesians 4:13
As Jesus Did
A real man will love a lady just as Jesus loves his church (us).
Jesus loves us so much that He was willing enough to give His life for us, and He did. Regardless of the fight He had to endure to complete His demonstration of love on the cross, Jesus stood strong and never gave up for you. Jesus knew that the only way to be with you forever was that He would have to persevere through numerous trails, and He did. He completed His love and until today His love remains strong and unshaken.
Everything that Jesus did should be the template for every man; this is what will separate the childlike ways and turn boys into gentlemen. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” • I Corinthians 13:11
The true definition of love is found in the one whom loved first, Jesus.
There are three very important areas in our lives we need mature and heathly before starting a purposful relationship, our body, soul and spirit.
• Body: all things in the physical realm, your finances, a home, transportation, relationships with family and friends who surround you, etc.
• Soul: all things related to your thoughts, emotions and your temperance.
• Spirit: all thing regarding your relationship and intimacy with God, undestanding your identity and the calling on your life towards one purpose.
For The Boys
More than just the affections and gifts and what not, what a godly girl really wants is security, its to feel safe with you. Ask yourself, what do I have to give her, so she may feel that her life is secure with you?
As a man, You should have more plans for life, than plans for dates. Because as a man that God created you to be, you are called to be visionary, to lead, to serve selflessly and to love unconditionally as Jesus loves the church.
So, take the time to recapture every detail about Jesus’ walk. Learn everything He went through to prove His love, and His promise to remain faithful. This is an important responsibility you have as an individual, which is to have a real intimate relationship with God. Because everything Jesus was, we have access to, access He granted us to have.
The Bible is Gods love letter to Humanity, and this romantic love letter guides us to love the same. Your romance with God is crucial for your wellbeing ang purpose. Because if you experienced how much you are loved by God, than you would know how to love like Him.
Week Read and Study
I encourage you to take the time this week, bring out your Bible and read up on:
• 1 Corinthians 13
Author: Anthony Broady