“I Want to Know What Love Is”

“I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” …cry out to Jesus

The song “I Want to Know What Love Is” was on my heart as I got up early this morning. I began to talk with the Lord and realized how my personal life took a turn at an early age seeking just what this rock band sang, to know what love is… and how Father GOD showed me love is not a “what” but “WHO”.

He and I chatted about how many are desperate to really know but think they do, yet mistake affection, lust and great friendship/companionship for “love” when love is not an adverb or verb, but a Person.

Back to the song…. this song was written in 1984 and the only song this band ever had a major hit though they had other songs, this one was the most outstanding. This song came at a time when this young man, at that time, was searching and didn’t even realize something was happening in the spiritual realm.

There are certain songs that came through artists who were not even saved that realized that what they were writing and performing was from someplace else or SOMEONE else and just like Mick said he realized it was a “spiritual, gospel” song!

Why, why would GOD send such a powerful song through such an unlikely source??

Sometimes those that are His are unwilling to write or venture out and at that time, I believe many Christians were so into the Christian ministry realms they forgot how GOD wanted them into all realms to “take over” for His Kingdom!  Perhaps, He sent it to Mick Jones and Graham (who wrote the music portion) to help them understand they did NOT know what love really is or WHO it is! God knew many who like them, did not know “what love is” and still don’t!

Backstory:

Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones wrote this song. He told a magazine: “‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ started off on more of a personal level. I’d been through a lot of relationships that eventually failed, and still searching for something that could really endure. And that sort of took a life of its own as well. It became more of a universal feeling. I adjusted that during the recording of it, and ended up putting a gospel choir on it. And you know, realized suddenly that I’d written almost a spiritual song, almost a gospel song. Sometimes, you feel like you had nothing to do with it, really. You’re just putting it down on paper, or coming up with a melody that will bring the meaning of the song out, bring the emotion out in the song.”

 “We did a few takes, and it was good, but it was still a bit tentative. So, then they all got round in a circle, held hands and said The Lord’s Prayer. And it seemed to inspire them, because after that they did it in one take. I was in tears, because my mum and dad were in the studio too, and it was so emotional.” — Mick Jones on recording with the choir.

I WANNA KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

BY Foreigner

Lyrics

I got to take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
Through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life, there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
I want to feel what love is
I know you can show me

I’m gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me
I’ve got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life, there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
I can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
I want to feel what love is
I know you can show me

I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
And I want to feel, I want to feel what love is
And I know, I know you can show me

Let’s talk about love
I want to know what love is, the love that you feel inside
I want you to show me, and I’m feeling so much love
I want to feel what love is, no, you just cannot hide
I know you can show me, yeah

I want to know what love is, let’s talk about love
I want you to show me, I want to feel it too
I want to feel what love is, I want to feel it too
And I know and I know, I know you can show me
Show me love is real, yeah
I want to know what love is

Writer(s): Michael “Mick” L. Jones, Jones Michael Leslie, Jones Lesly 

WHAT IS LOVE?

No…. WHO is the answer and the question. GOD…doesn’t “do” love because HE IS LOVE! When you want to “know what love is” the truth is, you want to know WHO is love and HE already loves you and wants to know you (HE does know who you are but saying He wants to know you means a relationship WITH the Creator and it only comes One Way…. through His Son Jesus).

Getting to Know JESUS is getting to know love!

Read all of John 17 but to close, here is a verse John 17:23 JESUS prayed to the Heavenly Father on our behalves~ bless you!

23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You “have loved Me”.

3 Comments On ““I Want to Know What Love Is””

  1. Evon Haag

    This is so on point. Many,l I’m e I once was,are seeking in the wrong places. Jesus is the only person they need to fill the space put there by our Daddy.

  2. Cyletha Smith

    Amen… This story is beautiful… God is LOVE..

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