Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series
where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years,
the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them
with you. This morning we will ponder our lives as we seek to understand the meaning of the
creativity of love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Creativity of Love
"Jesus answered and said and unto him, 'Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born
again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'" John, Chapter 3, Verse 3.
Brothers and sisters, our consciousness of being incomplete, inadequate, alone, fearful, and an
overwhelming sense of powerlessness in the face of superior forces that are far beyond our control,
and often beyond our comprehension causes us to cry out for help, superhuman help. The heavenly
Father always says, "I will help you. I will uphold you with the right arm of my righteousness." The
cry of the righteous always has the ears of the Father. Not one single cry of genuine righteousness
ascends to the heavens without the Father hearing it. Said Jesus, "not a single sparrow falls to the
ground without My Father's knowledge, and you are of far more value than a sparrow."
As we view our awful limitations while contemplating the awesome limitlessness and power of our
heavenly Father, we arrive at that supreme desire to find the Father and become like Him in the
process. But flesh cannot find nor see the Father. Flesh cannot know Him, nor become like Him in
the process, for He is spirit. The Father's response to our supreme desire is to give us his spirit. The
Father loves us so much that He gives us a part of himself to become what we are so that we can
become like He is. "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should
be called the sons of God."
The Father is spirit; we are almost wholly material. It follows, therefore, that we must become spirit
in order to see the Father. In response to our supreme desire, the Father in his love, patience, mercy,
forgiveness, and divine goodness begins re-creating us spiritually through His Son, Jesus, so that one
day we will actually stand in his divine presence. No one comes to the Father except through the
The creativity of love begins now, as we are and where we are. We should understand that our
spiritual creation can only mean subordinating our material selves to this emerging spiritual self.
When we make the consecrated choice of doing the Father's will, we give the Father permission to
make any and all changes in our lives that are necessary to achieve the spiritual state. On our part,
we must be willing to make any and all changes in our lives---in short, to submit our wills to his will.
Prior to making this supreme commitment, we may be involved in various material relationships that
command our supreme loyalty. The hallmark of these material relationships is selfishness.
The acme of the spiritual relationship is unselfishness. Thus it is seen that our lives must of necessity
be turned upside down and inside out. As we view these transactions, we are unable to fathom the
wisdom of these changes. Often it appears that everything that we consider true, beautiful, and good
is being destroyed. Since the wisdom of the Father is so far removed from our understanding, we
should accept the wisdom of the Father while faith-realizing that nothing of spiritual value is ever
lost no matter how incomprehensible.
As divine love destroys our supreme loyalty to these purely material relationships, mercy reveals
spiritual realities--truth, beauty, and goodness of the Father's love--and we are filled with superb
peace and hope. As we continue to accept life on life's terms, we realize that we cannot avoid a
particular experience without violating our highest moral sense and our supreme spiritual ideal. And
as we emerge from countless disappointments, even more dedicated to doing the Father's will, the
creativity of love rushes ahead at full speed, creating within us spiritual perfection.
This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of the creativity of love. We hope you
find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time,
this is Dr. James Perry.