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By Richard Gazowsky
The samurai warrior’s skill of wielding a sword is the greatest skill for him to acquire because it means life or death for him. I have discovered that the greatest skill for me to acquire as a man of God is the art of loving someone and this means life and death. To me the word death means the last 50 years of my normal life; the word life means the past year of daily experiencing the hearing of God’s voice rising up in my belly with exciting adventures everyday. Just thinking about each word He has spoken and fulfilled in my daily life in recent times causes spiritual adrenaline to quicken my whole body.
I have discovered that loving the people surrounding me everyday is exciting. The Lord told me that when I learn to love my family, He would begin to build my future for me. My new future started with my wife Sandy. I told her how much I loved her multiple times during the day. I once thought that Sandy might not like me saying, ” I love you!” so much, but that wasn’t true. She actually loved it and asked me to say it more. Wow! What is amazing is that the Lord had much more daily excitement planned for me in my life! He showed me how to observe what my family members were doing artistically and how to compliment each of them individually. It is wonderful how God now gives me original words and ways to admire each of them. Through newly aware spiritual eyes I now see that my family members are actually of royal blood. And I mean the real thing!
This revelation has caused me to realize that every single day is not only an adventure, but it is a matter of royal importance.
This overwhelming adrenaline of love that now runs through my body has caused me to look at everyone I know in my church family through newly aware eyes and attitudes. I am now realizing that everyone in my church family is literally a part of God’s invisible kingdom and will rule the earth. This is so exciting! Loving people is so fulfilling. What really is happening is that the love that I am trying to give others is coming back to me in waves and waves of glory.
Here is an example of this new love in a simple story that recently happened to me. I received an email from somebody I respect and hold in very high regard. The email was negative with many accusations against me, but I knew this email was from someone that God had appointed me to love. Immediately I began praying in tongues for this person and erased the email and also record that I ever received this communication. The Lord then downloaded to me in the Spirit a whole new armada of ways to communicate my love to this person and the next time I communicated I showered this person with the download that God gave me. It was amazingly refreshing. God had erased a dark cloud in the sky and there was nothing but sunshine and appreciation. It was as if things were better than they had ever been in the past. It may sound crazy, but it’s as if that email was a rocket that shot us to a higher dimension in our relationship with each other. Jesus said that it’s not what comes into a man that defiles him but what goes out that defiles him. What is amazing in this truth is that the love of God flowing from us covers and completely converts any negative action into positive results and the act of loving someone purifies our own spirit.
At the beginning of this article I used the example of the samurai warrior and his skill with the sword. In my understanding of the true skill of martial arts it’s not the skill of killing that is awesome, but it is the skill of intimidating your enemy. The enemy becomes so afraid of the samurai that they choose peace rather than a battle. God’s love works as a weapon at even a higher level because agape love has no intellectual explanation. It is the love of God that overwhelms all things and takes control. Wow! God’s love gives us the most powerful way to love someone!
Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place To Meet Jesus. He has directed the films, “Guardians” and “The Roman Trilogy.”
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