A Love Without Compromise

Amy Carmichael, a passionate, devoted follower of Christ, who gave her life to the many lost souls in southern India, once wrote this prayer from her heart that my heart, too, prays, “Lord, do Thou turn me all into love, and all my love into obedience, and let my obedience be without interruption.”

I would imagine Amy also desired her love for the Lord to be without compromise.

I wonder, what if we were turned all into love, true love? Do we desire to be all for Christ, as He was all for us? Do we desire to love the souls who are in need of Him to death? Because that’s what Christ did in obedience.

Jane E. Hall penned the words to this hymn that always leaves me in awe and reminds me of how vast the love of Jesus Christ is for all of us.

The love that Jesus had for me,
To suffer on a cruel tree,
That I a ransomed soul might be,
Is more than tongue can tell.

 

His love is more than tongue can tell;
His love is more than tongue can tell;
The love that Jesus had for me,
Is more than tongue can tell.

 

The many sorrows that He bore,
And oh, that crown of thorns He wore,
That I might live forevermore,
Is more than tongue can tell.

 

The peace I have in Him, my Lord,
Who pleads before the throne of God,
The merit of His precious blood,
Is more than tongue can tell.

 

The joy that comes when He is near,
The rest He gives, so free from fear,
The hope in Him so bright and clear,
Is more than tongue can tell.

The love of Christ is unwavering. It isn’t swayed by anything. It is steady, rooted and without compromise. What other kind of love would we want to exude? Any other love would be a love of compromise, a worldly, weak love. Christ loved, thinking only of redeeming us and obeying His Father. And He loves now, with our best and glorifying His Father in mind.

Would we be willing to share in His sufferings for the sake of His name being made great? Would we be willing to plead for lost souls knowing there is no hope for them apart from Christ? Because that’s what Christ did in obedience.

As those who have gone before us, namely Jesus, do we desire to be turned all into love and obedience? As we continue to lay our eyes on His love, we must remain steadfast, but also motivated to fulfill His purpose for the souls He loves. Surely,

a purposed heart is
an uncompromising heart.

As we purpose to live lives that glorify our Father in heaven, may we follow the example of Christ in loving souls, all souls in need of Him, until our very last breath, unto death.

May our prayer always be that our love for Him would be without compromise.

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