Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

A simple reminder of a simple Truth: God is Love. If you wonder where God is in any situation, look for the Love. If you question your future or what path to take: to follow God is to follow Love. Love isn’t simple. Love isn’t easy. Love is kindness, forgiveness, empathy, patience, and peace. Love is God’s presence in this oft mistaken and suffering world. To find God you must pursue Love. God is this Love.
❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’

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11 thoughts on “God Is Love.

  1. rita kowats says:

    And so we try to know what love is…

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    1. Yes, it is the quest of the soul! ❤️

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  2. I like what you’re saying God is, and what love is. I’ve heard it said love actually is simple, but not necessarily easy, particularly if we’re out of practice or it’s not our habit. I like to think love is simple. -Bob

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    1. Love as a habit is something I’ve not really considered before.! Love being something we can become better at automatically with practice is encouraging for sure! Thank you for this insight! ❤️Ann

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  3. Chas says:

    Ann
    Perhaps it would be better put as ‘to find Love you must pursue God’. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these other things will be given to you.
    Chas

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  4. JOHN says:

    But what does Love do? Does it accept anything and everything? People often think of Love as also involving warm fuzzing feelings and that is not true at all. With love comes a conviction in heart and where God is there will also be conviction in love.

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    1. Hmmmm…. I guess I tend to think of Love as patient, kind, long-suffering, causing no evil, and yes, accepting and affirming of the good in people. There are indeed different kinds of love, yet the love I am referring to is not the Eros or romantic kind, but the kind that Jesus tried to teach us through his parables and sermons. ❤️

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      1. Chas says:

        There can also be a hard edge to love too: what some people choose to call tough love. This is love that looks ahead, and challenges behavior that might lead to someone, or an animal, suffering; that someone could be the one whose behavior is being challenged. It is the type of love that is revealed in the Ten Commandments, which are really saying: ‘Don’t do these things, or someone might suffer as a result. A useful definition of love is: ‘wanting good things for someone,’ which would include not wanting that person to suffer, or cause someone else to suffer.

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      2. Yes, love is that as well. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. JOHN’S BAPTISM AND NEW COVENANT BAPTISM
    Why do men accept the Scriptures about John’s Baptism but reject the Scriptures concerning New Covenant baptism?

    JOHN’S BAPTISM

    Matthew 3:13-15….14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me? 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. (NKJV)

    Matthew 3:13-15…….15 Jesus answered him, “This is the way it has to be now. This is the proper way to do everything that God requires of us.” Then John gave in to him. (God’s Word-Translation)

    Jesus was required to be baptized in water by John the Baptist in order to fulfill all righteousness. Had Jesus rejected John’s baptism He would have been disqualified as a perfect sacrifice for mankind. Jesus was without sin, however, He still had to do all that God required Him to do.

    You will notice Jesus did not say I was baptized by John as a simple act of obedience, but it really was not essential in order for me to fulfill all righteousness.

    Luke 7:29-30 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves not having been baptized by him. (NKJV)

    Luke 7:29-30 And all who heard John preach—even the most wicked of them—agreed that God’s requirements were right, and they were baptized by him. 30 All, that is, except the Pharisees and teachers of Moses’ Law. They rejected God’s plan for them and refused John’s baptism. (The Living Bible–Paraphrased)

    When men today claim that Christian water baptism is either not essential to salvation or they outright refused to be immersed in water, are they rejecting God’s counsel? Are they rejecting God’s required for forgiveness of their sins?

    Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.(NKJV)

    Why do men believe that John the Baptist baptized in water for the remission of sins and then disbelieve the apostle Peter when he told the three thousands, (Who were baptized under the New Covenant) to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins? (Acts 2:38)

    Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee the wrath to come.(NKJV)

    John the baptist said men have to be baptized to escape the wrath of God. Men today say Christian baptism is simply a way to demonstrate their faith.

    Why do men believe what God said about the baptism of John and rejected what God said about New Covenant baptism.

    CHRISTIAN BAPTISM IN WATER

    1. Mark 16:16 ….and is baptized will be saved…(NKJV)

    2. Acts 2:38…be baptized…for the remission of sin…(NKJV)

    3. Acts 22:16…Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins…(NKJV)

    4. 1 Peter 3:21 ..which now saves us, namely baptism..(NKJV)

    5. Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (NKJV)

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  6. Chas says:

    Steve, I do not accept any scriptures concerning baptism. The comment that is attributed to Jesus in regard to fulfilling all righteousness was allowed by God to be accepted into the Bible to show us the importance of obeying Her.

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