every time I write about LOVE, I get a
massive amount of e-mail messages and prayer requests. Why?
Because LOVE is so misunderstood in our
modern day world. So many people confuse LOVE with what they see
in the movies or read about in books. Many of us fall into the
trap of believing that our experiences of LOVE must be a reflection of
the movies, the novels, or the experiences of other people. These
beliefs keep us from our own "true" adventure of LOVE creating
band-aids that separate the experience of LOVE from us by shielding us
from the necessity for inner change. When
we are satisfied with LOVE, our LIFE takes on a different dimension.
LOVE makes everything an adventure ... because
true LOVE is GOD manifest in our Life .
How do we get to this place in our Life where we REALIZE true LOVE?
We quit affirming that it is not ... and start affirming daily and often
..... most often ... that GOD IS HERE AND NOW!
THERE IS NO MORE OF GOD TOMORROW IN OUR LIFE THAN THERE IS TODAY AND
THERE IS NO MORE LOVE TOMORROW IN OUR LIFE THAN THERE IS TODAY!
We must stop our foolish willingness to DELAY GOD
(GOOD) IN OUR LIFE! GOD IS HERE AND NOW - GOD IS LOVE - SO LOVE IS
HERE AND NOW! Not tomorrow .... not next week, next month
....... NOW! There will never BE
MORE OF GOD THAN THERE IS TODAY! It would be impossible to
be otherwise. GOD IS OMNIPRESENT ... ALL
PRESENT .... ALL IN ALL.... ALL THAT WE DESIRE OF GOOD IS NOW ... LOVE
IS NOW .... THE ADVENTURE OF LOVE IS NOW!
So many of us miss the adventure of LOVE because we have so limited
ourselves to how IT must be expressed in our lives. Or, we are so
certain of the melodramas and the struggles of trying to make IT happen
that IT alludes us.... or, we have simply given up on IT and have become
complacent to live a life without IT or have settled for a compromise.
Perhaps we have bought into the "false belief" that true LOVE,
unconditional LOVE, is impossible to experience. But, that which
is impossible for man/woman, IS POSSIBLE WITH LOVE.....
do you believe this? .. As Dr. Ernest Holmes would
say, "either we are believing that IT IS, or we are believing that
IT IS NOT!" There is no
BAND-AID for believing that IT IS NOT ... we must correct
this idea in our consciousness ...... and get on with LIFE,
LOVE & TRUTH!
truly want LOVE IN ITS GREATEST, LOVE IN ITS MOST
DYNAMIC ... THE TRUE ADVENTURE OF LOVE ... we must BE
WILLING to give up all our concepts and beliefs about LOVE.
LOVE will take us into a higher realm of
spiritual growth .. into a greater expansion of consciousness .... IF
WE LET IT! My father, Glen W. Bates, Sr., would tell us
over and over again "you can lead a horse to
water, but you can't make it drink." LOVE
WILL LEAD US ... BUT WE MUST DRINK IN THE
DIVINE ESSENCE OF IT IN ORDER TO REALIZE IT IN OUR LIVES..... ITS
ESSENCE IS CHANGE .... LOVE WILL CHANGE US ... AND CHANGE US AGAIN AND
AGAIN AND AGAIN - IT IT DOESN'T CHANGE US ....... IT IS NOT LOVE!
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS!
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,