What things are good? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The fruits of the spirit... Man, it's all about love right now...Last night I spoke with my youth group on a new series I am writing based on the fruits of the spirit, beginning with the most important... LOVE...
Read these words & I pray that right now, in this moment, His love would penetrate you...
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you
with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp
how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love th
at surpasses knowledge — that
you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
(verse 21) to him be glory in the church and in
throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I am continually learning more and more about love and what it means to have it for the Lord and for His people... MAY AGAPE LOVE RUN THROUGH MY VEINS OH GOD.
A good friend of mine gave me this verse and it was as if I had read it for the first time...
"Leave no debt outstanding except for that w
ith which to love one another..." Romans 13:8
Regardless of how we are loved... has nothing to do with the love that we owe...
So it doesn't depend if people treat us rudely...
Say mean things...
or HATE US...
WE ARE TO LOVE.
WE ARE TO DECIDE IN OUR MINDS.
WE ARE TO LOVE "IN SPITE OF"
not "Because of"
Agape NEVER fails...
We wonder & ask God why He allows horrible things happen.. Poverty, sickness, disease, hurting and dying people, abortion... but have you ever thought to wonder maybe He is asking us the same thing?
After all, we are his hands and his feet...
But now these three remain: Faith, Hope, & Love. But the greatest of these is Love.
1 Corinthians 13:13