Do you have someone in your life who’s difficult to love?
It might be a sister-in-law, a sibling, a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. It could be a hard family season and your hard-to-love person is your spouse or even one of your children.
When our marriage went through a terrible crisis and my husband was unfaithful, God took me on a journey to love deeper than I’d ever loved before. You see, I knew how to love someone who was loving me but I didn’t know how to love someone who being unkind and wasn’t loving me back.
When I begged God for direction in how to handle my relationship with my husband, he initially gave me one marching order: I want you to love him.
I protested to God that He didn’t know what He was asking! Of course, He reminded me that He had gone first. He loves us when we’re unlovable.
God eventually led me to Romans 12: 9-21 and that truth became the direction I needed. In this episode, I walk through Romans 12 and what I learned from it. Romans 12 shows us how to be unoffendable and how to give what I call “unhumanable” love.
Ready to love deeper? Listen in and expand your understanding of love!
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Wonderful lesson to remember. I once heard a teaching that people would go to the community “fire pit” and bring back the burning coals to the home, carrying them on their head and that verse refers to servanthood. thank you so much for the encouragement
Mary Cay, I’ve never heard that explanation! Thank you for sharing it!
I needed this episode so much on unhumanable love! My heart is broken over my difficult relationship with my daughter & this Scripture and your podcast have given me marching orders! It’s so important to not become hard-hearted when hurt repeatedly by someone you love. My daughter is unsaved & carries her own brokenness, so I am her scapegoat. However, becoming bitter & resentful isn’t God’s way to respond when I desire to leave a legacy of love and real faith. I will read Rom. 12:9-21 DAILY & personalize it so I can fully apply these truths to my relationship(s). I must choose humility and seek to love the way God first loved me. Thank you, Jill, for the way God uses you in my life!
Oh Christie, I’m so glad to hear the difference this podcast episode made for you! Your unhumanable love will make a difference in your daughter’s life!