Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Love WIth All Your Heart .....series

Today will be the beginning of a new series. I hope it blesses each of you as it has blessed me.

Love With All Your Heart

A Treatise on True Love- 1 Corinthians 13
What is true love? We recognize that love is needed in relationships with others but often we mistake selfish passion for love. Love is actually the opposite of selfishness. True love comes from God alone: we do not have it naturally. Love is a gift that we must receive; in fact, it is the very best gift that God can give!
A beautiful description of this divine love can be found in the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians. Here are inscribed 15 priceless principles that constitute true love. IF we allow God to weave these principles into the fabric of our characters, we will experience a transformation that goes far beyond any self-improvement methodology that modern psychology can offer. In fact, this heavenborn love is the most powerful principle in existence for it is the one by which God Himself is motivated. Every good and noble desire needs to be combined with the power of love in order to be truly successful.
If you want to make an impact on the world, try love. No other power can outmatch the power of love. Hard hearts will melt under the softening influence of love. When brought face to face with vicious animosity and opposition, love has been known to subdue and conquer, even against all odds. Whatever obstacles are looming up in your pathway, love can help smooth out the way. In fact, when you face the most trying circumstances love has the greatest opportunity to make a difference. You can come to see these challenges in life as Spirit-induced calls to tap into God's love in order to lift you above your own natural human reactions. And how extremely effective this love is@ What a marvelous sense of power can be found in maintaining a calm, peaceful spirit when all around you are berserk with rage. How awesome is that power of love that can respond in loving compassion when confronted with abuse and ridicule. That is POWER!
In every relationship love will sweeten the communication and strengthen the friendship. Love is the very core of relationships because love is the giving of oneself. And that is the rule by which the universe operates for it is the principle of heaven.
Yes, love is to be ultimately desired, and God is eager to bestow this love upon us if we are wiling to receive it. But in order to receive divine love we must be willing to let go of selfishness, that greedy, grasping, strangling weed that chokes out our happiness. And when we experience God's love by opening up our hearts, our joy will know no bounds!
Come with me as we explore this love chapter and discover the incredible power continued therein. Each one of us has areas in our lives that need to be brought to the mirror of God's Word in order to consider our inadequacies. And with that knowledge we are encouraged to come boldly before God and have our lack supplies. So then let us eagerly invite this transforming love to enter into our innermost beings. We will never be the same again!


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