Love And Lust #Poetry

Love and lust
cannot be found without the other.
Love has a hidden hunger,
while lust seeks for comfort.

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7 replies to “Love And Lust #Poetry

  1. Hello. I was scrolling by when I saw your post. I understand why you would think that love and lust cannot exist without one another, but I disagree with you. Love can exist without lust. It is a complex idea though. You see, this thing we call “romantic love”, is to a large extent affected by lust. This is the reason why there is such a high divorce rate. Lust is a strong spirit, it sometimes causes people to think that they are in love, when they are not. Lust mimics love, but lust is not love and should not even be found anywhere near love.

    True love does not involve lust, it does not envy, it is not vengeful, as a matter of fact, true love is perfect. In this romantic love that most people practice, there is so much envy when people see their significant others being nice to other people. Situations that should not cause jealousy cause immense jealousy. The sort of love that we need to practice is God’s love. According to God:
    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails”. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).

    The love that God describes is not the same love that most people practice, and the characteristics of God’s love as described are not found in romantic love. The end result of course is countless divorce cases.

    I would suggest that you delve deeper into understanding the idea of love, by starting a relationship with God.

    If you wish to start a relationship with God (if you do not already have one), here are the steps that I usually recommend:

    1) find a quiet space free from distractions, a place where you can pray.

    2) imagine that Jesus is in front of you, talk to him the way you will with a close friend. Tell him that you are ready to accept him, invite him to come into your life and become your lord and personal savior. Ask for forgiveness of past sins. Tell Jesus that you want to die to your old self and be reborn as a new creation in him. Pray that you inherit eternal life and the kingdom of God. Beware of sudden distractions when you pray, this is a trick the devil uses to stop us from having focused prayers. You might also get the feeling that God is not there or that you are simply wasting your time, this is another trick that the devil uses to discourage us from prayers.

    3) If you have any specific prayers, or something specific that you need, you can ask it in Jesus name, and God would attend to the prayers. God usually has three answers to prayers: Yes, Yes but wait, and No. God has a reason for every answer, and his answers are usually what is best for you. When you pray, you need to have faith that you will receive. God does not like it when we pray but doubt his ability to provide what we want for us. Lastly, prayers and faith without works wont bring results. E.g. If all a person does is prays and has faith that they would get a job, without actually applying to jobs, they WOULD NOT get a job. God does not work that way, God loves hard-working people, and God rewards hard-work. If all Christians had to do is pray, have faith, and stay home all day awaiting a blessing, Christians would be the laziest people on earth. LOL. Your part is to pray that God should fast-track your success, so that you recieve your blessings quicker than people who are relying on their own strength. Your blessings might also come in a bigger way. Remember to thank God when you get the answers to your prayers.

    4) Read the bible and obey it. You can find free bibles online. You can also find free bible apps on google play. Keep praying all the time and maintain a connection with God.

    5) Trials and tribulations may come your way, sometimes these are designed to test your faith, and sometimes they are simply tricks from the devil to get you to denounce the religion. At times like this, you pray to God, you fast, and you maintain consistency in the faith, this way, God would lift you above all trials and afflictions.

    6) You can join a community of bible believing Christians. Having friends who are believers would keep you on track, and the conversations about the religion would be beneficial to your faith.

    7) Get a water baptism, and pray to God so that you can receive a baptism in the holy spirit.

    Have a blessed day.

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