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Oreofe Olatunji: Love’s War

Even if Valentine’s day is over… Love isn’t. It doesn’t stop. I would still be sharing amazing love articles on the blog and keep the learning process going.
   As for the new series Always one more time… It would be back next Monday. Sorry for the little delay. Here’s a beautiful article from an amazing blog sister. 🙂

Love’s war

This post was not an easy one for me to write. I have realised that I do not know much about what love is, who Love is. But one thing I do know is that Love fights. Scratch that, Love wages WAR. So that’s exactly what I will write about.

Growing up, I sometimes felt that my salvation testimony was too plain. I thought dramatic equalled effective so I lowkey wanted a testimony peppered with tales of wild living and how God drew me from the depth of the worst of depravations. I wanted to be able to tell of a conversion as radical as Paul’s. Well, probably minus the going blind for three days part. Even though I knew, even then, that all sins are equally despicable before God, looking back now I see that I had not fully internalised this. A part of me still believed that I had not sinned as much as some other people.

Enter 2015. The year God decided to shake me until my eyes opened. A series of events led me to see just how flawed I, yes, me, Miss-I-gave-my-life-to-God-in-my-youth-before-I-had-a-chance-to-REALLY-sin, was. I understood just how sinful my human nature was. I got a glimpse of the light that blinded Saul on the road to Damascus, before he became Paul. But instead of focusing on the light, I focused on the sin it exposed. Instead of running to God as a result of my new version of myself, I decided that I was not good enough. And so I tried to run away. But through Love’s war, God led me back to Himself.

Each time I ran, I’d run right into Him, in the form of a song, a friend, sometimes a sermon.
I tried to knowingly go into sin a number of times but still Love blocked the way.
And then I understood that the reason why neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord  (Romans 8: 38b -39) is because Love wages war.
Love fights.
He fought for me. He fights me for me.
He fights the devil, for me.
Love wages war for our souls. He did that on the cross. He did that in the grave. He does that now, on the throne.

So if you ever feel less than the absolutely special, one-in-7 billion-and-something person that you are, just remember how hard and for how long love has fought for you. The fact that you are alive today testifies to that.
And if you ever feel worthless or simply unworthy remember that Love knows ALL and yet chose you. Love chose not just to stick with you but to actively fight for you.
Love fights for us.
That’s what love is about; what God is about.

♥ Bible Quote for the Day:
Ephesians  1:4  KJV
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

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Oreofe Olatunji is a young lady working on living life God’s way. A certified sleep lover on the road to recovery, Oreofe’s loves spoken word poetry and all forms of literature. She blogs at  www.thegracedmisfit.com

 

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Temitope Ogunyinka, is a loving, caring and friendly person. She is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages.

Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life.

She is a devoted christian, passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.

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  1. First of all, this is the first time I am seeing Ore-ofe’s face fully! Beautiful bebe!

    And my heart followed your Words.
    We sometimes just think there’s a big and small sin… I remember telling my story to a friend and she was like “I don’t have a story like this” (almost sad).
    I’m like…what… nooooo. this path isn’t easy.
    But the deal is…in all our stories love brought us back to Him. He fought for us to even know Him.. and sincerely grateful that He did and still does so.

    *Love!
    *God!
    God is love!

    1. topeogunyinka@gmail.com says:

      Honestly Frances I also looked at you and was like… I don’t have this kind of story … so what do I have to say? But I realise we all take different journeys in life. We may not have it as hard as others had or as smooth as others… regardless of all that God loves is and knows where He’s taking us to.
      P.s yes o Oreofe is a bebe 🙂

      1. Yep yep… We all have different stories. We have to own our story and use it for God’s glory.

        Hehe, thank you fellow bebe. 😉 :-*

        http://www.thegracedmisfit.com

      2. Loool Tope..seriously?
        Noooo ohh, you have lots to say, God is writing your story even now..different stories, all to His glory.
        And it’s funny how my story is one that used to keep me up at night and wondering different things…no one should want this story.loool.

        All in all, we bless God, Father of variety, He uses everyone and everything for His glory..your story and my story inclusive.
        We just have to find out what it is He wants to use..its different for everyone.

        Love you babe!

    2. Hi sis! Aww, thank you so much. 🙂

      “He fought for us to even know Him.” <<< This is so true, if He hadn't we still would be waddling in sin and ignorance. We thank God for Love. 🙂 🙂

      Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts.

      http://www.thegracedmisfit.com

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