Resident Reflection:Jacquelynn-Genuine Love

     My God is loving and it’s neat to see how His love never ends. Unlike my love for people, it will end sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t. But God’s love will stay the same, it never changes.
    As I sat at my church and here, I realized that they said the exact same thing. My pastor back at home once said, “God’s love is genuine love. He will give us what we need and not what we want.” We tend to ask for things we want instead of need but with God’s love He says “No”, and gives us what we need. It’s neat to hear as I get older that people say the same thing. God’s love is genuine love.
     God loves us and not wanting anything in return but we as people tend to want something from love. God’s love is selfless, self-giving, and our love is sometimes selfish love instead of selfless love. But if we have Jesus Christ as our Savior then He can help us have selfless love.
     The power of God’s love is so powerful. Sometimes I just sit there and think to myself, “Wow, what a God we have, to love us so much that He gave His Son to die on a cross for us. He didn’t have too, but He did because He loves us. That is selfless love, doing something for someone and not wanting something back.” Exodus 20:6 says, “but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Even though God is a God of love, He is also a jealous God. Exodus 20:5 says, “You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God.”
     Here’s a question for you and me to think about. Have you loved your enemies as God has loved you? Sometimes you can say “Yes, I love my enemies”, but if your enemies came up to you with a problem would you be able to help them? He loves us no matter what you do or I do.
     This affects me spiritually as well as emotionally because emotionally you know that you have to love your family, and spiritually because I want to be able to say, “Lord fill my cup and let me share it with others.” This is my prayer, “Lord please show me your love everyday. Let me love you and them and you even more. I love you Lord.”
     I give thanks to God because His love is so powerful and overwhelming that sometimes you don’t understand it. Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

Jocelyn Wallace
Jocelyn was the executive director of the Vision of Hope residential treatment center ( on the campus of Faith Ministries until 2013. Her experience in the biblical counseling field goes back to 2002, and includes work in parachurch organizations and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries.