How to Walk in Supernatural Love of God

God's Supernatural Love

"How can walk in the supernatural love of God?" is a question we all need to ask ourselves. You may say, it is impossible to love, like Jesus loved. Historically, Jesus is the symbol of perfect love.

He is one of the most transformative figures of our time. He is known not only know to love Christians, but the whole world. One of the most quoted Bible scriptures is, John 3:16, which speaks of his undying affection for humanity.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son..." His name provokes praise from those who love him, and cursing for those who hate him. No matter where you stand on the subject, he is a powerful spiritual and historical symbol.

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Jesus Christ

Mark 12:31, The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." (NIV)

God's Supernatural for for Thy Neighbor

Jesus Christ taught us to love our neighbor, as ourselves. Mark 12:31. Who is my neighbor, you may ask? Is it just the guy who lives next door to me, or is it more than that? Perhaps your neighbor is anyone who lives on this planet. Are you a considerate neighbor?

Do you play your music too loud, or let your dog relieve himself on your neighbor's lawn, are you the only one on the block who refuses to recycle? If you do these things, I would say, you are not loving the folks next door like Jesus would.

There is a great saying that came out a few years ago. I have since seen it on bracelets and tee shirts and the like. It asks the question, "What would Jesus do?" It is the question you ask, when in doubt of your behavior towards others. If you want to love like Jesus, turn down the music, keep your dog in your own yard, and let's go green with everyone else.

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Matthew 5:44 says, "But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you" (BBE)

God's Love for your Enemies

We have to respect each other, and accept that everyone has the right to exist, peacefully. Give a little, then give a little more. Don't let small disagreements escalate to huge problems. Listen to each other and really hear what they are saying. It is a real hard thing to love our enemies, yet, God commands us to try.

Our dislike for others can become a problem, whether the offense is actual or imagined. If we have strong disagreements with others, and are unable to sit down to negotiate a reasonable agreement, you can have a real problem. Wars and conflicts like, from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, were the result of a lack of mutual respect or care for the other party.

I believe it the policy on war would dictate that, the leaders have to fight each other, rather than dragging thousands of men and women into their conflict, wars would cease altogether. Nothing like having skin in the game, to cause you re-think things! Loving our enemies, may be a very difficult, but we must at least try!

Proverbs 19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” (NIV)

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Care for the Poor

Jesus Christ showed his love and compassion for the poor and unwanted. Mother Theresa, of Calcutta, is one of the greatest modern-day examples of the love of God. She is well known for caring for the sick, homeless and lepers. You think you know how to love? Would you wash and dress the feet of someone whose toes are falling off, because of an incurable disease?

She was an amazing woman, and many call her a saint! I think we are pretty much not expected to go to a leper colony, to show we care about others. Everyone does not have that calling; I know I don't.

We can do something to help the indigent, that doesn't entail us abandoning our lifestyles. We can detonate to our favorite charity twice a year, take a hot meal to the old woman down the road, volunteer at a shelter or soup kitchen, or being a big brother/sister to a kid without a Dad. We are our brother's keeper, and we are responsible one to another. It is what makes us human, what make us better people!

John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends".

Laying Down your Life

Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. There were many men and women, who became heroes, during the Nazi occupation of Germany and the surrounding cities. During this dark time, some made a decision, to hide Jews in their homes and on their farms. If it were not for the bravery of a few, these innocents, would have surely been caught, and put to death.

What courage it must have taken, to do such a thing, in spite of their own fears, of being caught and executed. It is natural to want to protect you own family, but to risk your life, from someone not related to you, shows great compassion. This kind of benevolence, does not come from the heart of mere man, but I believe is supernatural; it is spiritual in nature.

1Jn 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Love Sweet Love

In life, you will encounter broken people, angry, detached or self-absorbed. In contrast when we see someone genuine and kind, they seem so amazing. The word love is a verb; and if you remember your elementary school grammar, a verb is an action word. It is something we do, rather than only something we feel. We must make a decision, to respond in love.

Dusty Springfield sang the son, 'What the world needs now, is Love Sweet Love." It sent a good message to us, that made us stop and think, if only for a moment, what it would be like, if everyone loved everyone else. The scripture has given so certain guidelines, on how to love like Jesus loved. It's there for the reading and the doing. The message is ancient. and as basic as, doing unto others, as you would have others, do unto you!

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Timothy Donnelly 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

"Peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2: 10) and "Lovingkindness" (Psalms 36) are excellent ways for us to love like the Lord.

Good Tidings and Fare Thee Well.


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

I am back reading this wonderful Hub. A daily reminder to the mission that we are on as ambassadors of Jesus Christ in this world. God Bless you!


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

fslovenec, I agree with you that we will know the love of God in its fullest when we see Him face to face. There have been periods of time, in my walk with the Lord, that I walked in that agape love, and saw others as though looking through God's eyes. Needless to say unless blessed by the Lord with that revelation, it can be a challenge to always love like Jesus.


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Thank you for this stimulating Hub...I believe we will not really know what love is until we see the face of Jesus...in the meantime we need obey His commands and do what pleases Him...we need to strive to God with all our heart and love our neighbor ...we need to love ourselves the way God loves us and remember who we are in Him..thank you again for the captivating content and the conversational writing style


Jennifer_1234 3 years ago

I thank you for your work 2besure, I have a similar outlook on life and agree that we must love our neighbors just as much as we love ourselves. Helping, sharing and just being there for everyone just like Jesus and at the same time, loving, caring, and nurturing ourselves for I think Jesus had to love himself just as much as he loved all of those on Earth when he was here. I wonder how he was able to accomplish this task?


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SeanBrook 3 years ago from Vancouver, BC, Canada

It seems there is just more and more greed and fear and less and less love everywhere.

I agree that love heals.

We need more love

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SeanBrook 3 years ago from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Wouldn't it be wonderful if more of us in this world today could learn to love like Jesus. It seems there is just more and more greed and fear and less and less love everywhere. I agree that love heals. Perhaps that is why there is more sickness and suicide as love disappears around us?


hulah cagen 3 years ago

Love heals. It is what makes us different from other forms of life and can make our free will choices.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

skye2day, thanks for stopping by to leave your encouraging comment. God is good....all the time!


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

2bsure Blessings and love precious one. Well u done it again. You put out an awesome hub that is very simple to understand, moving and heartfelt. Oh may the Love of Jesus shine on this lost world. This is a great reminder for me today of whose we are and what we are commissioned to do for Him, who has done it all for us. Love it.

This really jumped out to me, so awesome 2bsure. ''This kind of benevolence, does not come from the heart of mere man, but I believe is supernatural; it is spiritual in nature''

You keep em comin OK. Do not be shy!! Hubs needs you! Love You, In Christ, your sista Skye


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Oswalda Purcell 3 years ago from Los Angeles

"The word love is a verb; and if you remember your elementary school grammar, a verb is an action word." Thank you for that reminder that I can do better :)


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

bingskee, I totally agree with you, it is hard to love someone who has hurt your or your family. It is impossible to love people like that will our human love, God has to help us to let go of resentments and allow Him to heal us. Only then can we pray for an even forgive our enemies. It takes a work of t he Holy Spirit.


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bingskee 3 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

the real challenge is to love one's enemies. loving those people we love is easier. we have our reason to love them. but our enemies? that will truly test our capacity to love.

hi, making the rounds. been out of hubpages for very long.

nice hub you have here.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

FSlovenec, I know what you mean about not truly being able to love until we see Jesus. Then we will know, even as we are known.


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Very nicely done! God is love, the Bible tells us...always keeping in mind what Jesus did for us.we will not know what true love is until we see Him face to face..thank..I need to do better..and your reminded me this morning.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

dwelburn, thank you for your comments. What is the old saying, common sense is not too common!


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dwelburn 3 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

Really good article; it seems a no-brainer to treat others in the way we would want to be treated, yet so few people seem able to do it.

And I also agree with your comment on letting the leaders fight amongst themselves. Very sensible idea.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Me too teaches12345, me too! We are works in progress.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I have to admit that I could love more in the manner Christ demonstrated. Thank you for pointing out how we can become more like Christ in our life.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Always, thanks for your comments. I agree about Presidenf, he would rather avoid if possible. That is the mark if a wise man.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree. It appears easy for the leaders in every country, to send the young men and women to fight, yet they sit back and watch. I believe we have a president who will talk instead of rushing into a war. I do believe in ' The golden rule. ' Loving our neighbors as much as we love ourself. There would be no hate. Thank you..


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

So true teacherjoe52, it doesn't take a lot of courage to send someone else's mother, father, sister or brother to fight or die in senseless wars.


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teacherjoe52 3 years ago

Good morning 2besure.

I agree, if we sent the polititains and their families into war, there would be a lot more peace.

Yes even the simplest act of kindness can and does have great rewards to both the giver and reciever.

God bless you.

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