I have a First Love. His Name is Jesus.
As a child of God with bipolar disorder, Jesus has taught me to love others as I love myself. But, before I love others and myself, I must love Him FIRST!!
~”We love him, because he first loved us.”~1 John 4:19, KJV~
As I learned to love Jesus more, I fell in agape love with Him and with the image of which He made me. This is not vain and it is not selfish, as a child of God with bipolar disorder. Falling in agape love with Jesus and the image of which He made me is pure, beautiful, and altogether lovely.
As I learned to love Jesus more, I fell in deeper agape love with the flaws of which my bipolar disorder causes for me to carry in my personality. For instance, I can become sad rather quickly at times, and then, joyful the next minute. I use the flaws of my emotions to glorify God through my bipolar disorder in the best way possible. With Jehovah, glorifying God in the midst of my bipolar disorder is possible.
As I learned to love Jesus more, I fell in pure agape love with the positive parts of my personality. I love the joyful side of me and I also love the humorous sides of me because both of these sides of me can be used to glorify God through my bipolar disorder. Praise the Lord and Hallelujah!!
Jesus taught me to LOVE. Jesus taught me love, love, LOVE!! Jesus taught me to love Him because He first loved me, in spite of my bipolar disorder. Loving myself because Christ first loved me is not selfish neither is it vain. It is pure, beautiful, and altogether lovely.
I have a First Love. And He taught me to love myself. Unconditionally. His Name is Jesus.
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