Love has many seasons and expressions. When we have just started out in love of any kind, we experience the sweet kind of love. This is where we enjoy each day like in a fairy tale with everything going according to plan. Nothing challenges us as we are consumed by the joy of being in love. This isn’t true with the relationship with the Lord. There are times when every prayer is instantly answered positively and we seem like God’s favourite child. We are always smiling and never have to question or doubt what God is doing. Then comes the season where we must go through some tough love. This is where you have to dig in and keep pressing on when everything seems to be working against you. God seems far yet you must continue believing and loving Jesus.
When the times get tough, you need to be tough in our love for Jesus. Not every day will be sunny and rosy. Tough times call for tough people with a tough love. Refuse to be the kind that only loves God when all is going well and you seem to have the whole of heaven focused on no one else but you. Don’t question your walk with God or your love for Him. Instead toughen up and give God some tough love.
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Oh Lord, may I be able to bear Your cross. Teach me to love you beyond the circumstances around me in Jesus name, amen.