I received an email from a friend who was led of the Lord to send out an exhortation to the men he knows, to pursure a love for God. I was so blessed by it and asked if I could post his email on my blog. So here it is.
If you could give me a few seconds of your time, I'd like to share with you a positive exhortation I received from the Lord this morning.
There is a song written and played by Warren Barfield named "Love Is Not a Fight, But It's Something Worth Fighting For" made popular by the movie Fireproof. The premise of the song is both beautiful and assertive in it's challenge to us all to fight for our relationships with our wives or future wives in an active manner.
The context suggests that we must actively pursue a right relationship with our spouse; we must conscientiously make a continuous effort to love her, cherish her, and please her daily. This takes a selfless attitude; we must sacrifice our own wants and desires daily and replace them with the desire to take care of her needs, encourage her, and put her first. This also means that we must be on guard in an active form; we must be aware of the incoming attacks that come in on a daily basis from external sources that wish to destroy our love for one another and from internal sources, lust, envy, pride etc that threaten our relationship with our spouse.
As I pondered this, the Lord asked me another question.
Do I fight for my love and relationship I have with Jesus? I know that He fights for me this way. I realized that I do not.
The application from this song also challenges us to love Christ in this way as well. We [believers] are the bride of Christ and have a relationship with Him. We must actively pursue a right relationship with Him and make a conscientious effort to love Him, cherish Him, and please Him daily. Our one purpose in life is to glorify Him. We must put Him first and be on guard of the attacks, both external and internal, that threaten our love and relationship with Jesus.
The last chorus of the song is as follows:
"I will fight for you, Would you fight for me? It's worth fighting for."
My challenge to all of us is that we would hear those words coming from the mouth of Jesus and except the challenge.
Brother in Christ
"For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; 12 If we endure, we will
also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; 13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." Tim 2:11-13