“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13
Dear Heavenly Father – Please show us love. Teach us to love. Fill us with love. – Amen
The above passage is often shared at weddings and wedding showers. Everyone focuses on the word love and do we really understand what this passage is all about?
Please take today to read and think about it as we will be staying in this passage for a while to learn what love is and how we should use it to save souls and overcome the attacks of the enemy.
I cannot get away from these messages that have to do with a marriage, a covenant and an intimate relationship with God. He provided great insight during my prayer time today about how spending time with Him, just me and Him, not asking for anything, not praying for others or for situations – just worshiping and loving Him is a victory – it is a form of overcoming – it is the answer to our petitions even though we did not ask (although, do spend other time with Him asking because we are told to ask).
My earthly father once said to me that he was proud that I had never asked for help and I had never asked for anything from him. It shocked me. He said my siblings asked and took and took. I was thinking: Wait?! What?!? Asking was an option?? The nights I had no food, I could have asked you? The times that were so hard, you would have helped me? Wait? What?
Truth is, I never thought he would have helped. I didn’t ask.
Don’t make that mistake with our heavenly Father – He is good and not fallible like our earthly ones. He will provide all our needs. Ask.
I had asked Him about love – so starting Monday, we will be diving into this chapter.
If you don’t already, and today you would like to, have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**
Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
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Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!
Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!