From Impossible to Possible to Fulfill
‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with ALL your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. “And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Simple law; yet impossible to fulfill … on our own.
Somehow, we give a sigh of relief when we realize the only commandments God asks of us is these two above. They seem so simple. Yet these are completely impossible to fulfill on our own.
Foremost, we are limited beings in our understanding; and true love, which is acting in the very best manner for everyone in any given situation, can only come from an all-knowing being who knows all the interworkings of a situation and the ripple affects of every action.
The only way to truly love is to be all-knowing. Then, you know the perfect thought, word and act in every situation. We aren’t all-knowing, but have a Father who is, who is now bringing forth children who are apart of His wisdom, which comes from being all-knowing. So though we aren’t all-knowing, we can receive the wisdom from an all-knowing source. So in any situation though we aren’t all-knowing, we are a part of the One who is and have access to His wisdom. When we act in accordance to His wisdom, then all we do is done in perfect love. Because of the depth of connection He is creating between us and Him; His wisdom becomes our own, this is gaining the mind of Christ.
Receiving the Wisdom of God
Thoughts are always arising in our minds; either from within ourselves or received from the outside. Each time a new thought comes into our awareness there is a choice to make of how to respond to that thought. We can ignore it, put it away from later (ex: an errand to do later), analyze it, worry or obsess about it, or act on it.
What determines how we perceive an incoming thought, whether of ourselves or from the outside, is based on the framework of understanding we hold that entails all our beliefs about what is true and what isn’t. The more truth (versus lies) we have, the more we receive and understand each thought as we should and thus respond to it in a loving response. Truth is love.
When our frameworks of understanding, thus our perceptions, are being established in truth, then incoming thoughts are assessed by that truth we are gaining. For example, God has been teaching me the nature of true love. In that learning process, if I had the idea to give a gift to someone; His spirit causes me to reflect: Did that desire come out of true kindness or something else as an obligation, guilt, or hypocritical kindness,? This reflection is part of the learning process.
As we learn what makes up true love, those principles become our truths by which we naturally function. As for giving, we learn there is only one motive in which to give, out of loving kindness. All other motives create harmful ripple effects to the giver and receiver. Thus, once we have this truth, then all thoughts are assessed by it. This process is part of us gaining the framework of truths that create loving responses. We learn love by what creates love and what doesn’t. As we learn each principle, they become our truth that we start to naturally act upon, our wisdom.
To truly learn love, we need the desire to be truly loving without hypocrisy, thus a pure motive of loving kindness. When we have this desire, God will lead us away from hypocrisy as He implants the truths we need to love in sincerity. Romans 12:9
As we seek to know the truth, then our heavenly Father starts crafting frameworks established in truth in our minds, which cause our perceptions to be in love. As we start to be connected to and a part of the source of love, loving kindness starts to govern us.
For those who have sought the true heavenly Father in spirit and truth, they are becoming united to His spirit. This is the return of Christ, the Kingdom of heaven coming within us, becoming a new creation, gaining the mind of Christ. Their mind is being crafted in and by His truth, thus they are becoming His truth and a part of His divine nature. When you live in His truth you become as He is. 1 John 3:2 His nature; peace, loving kindness, mercy, righteousness, justice, holiness, joy, power, mercy, forgiveness, compassionate, long suffering, and so on are the fruit of His truth played out in His wisdom in our lives. 1 Corin 2:16, 1 Corin 1:30 All these characteristics in summation equates to love.
When we start becoming a part of the true nature of love and desire it to increase in our lives; then all our choices are made in line with that end. We are always growing deeper into true loving kindness, thus all the aspects and ways of our heavenly Father. Matthew 5:48
When we seek for our truth to be established by God, the wisdom of God becomes a part of us. When we “look” at ourselves and see Christ in us and His nature becoming our nature, then we know we are a part of Him. John 13:35, John 14:23 When we act on His wisdom in us that is a part of us, we are fulfilling those two commandments as God wills and intends. John 15:10