Dear Precious Friends,
What a great reminder from 1 Cor 14: 1 on this TGIF Friday. Thank God I'm forgiven Friday!
Love is our top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition. Love is not a good part of your life; it’s the most important part. The Bible says, “Let love be your greatest aim” (1 Corinthians 14:1)
God is love... 1 Cor 13 reminds us of the definition of love.
When we put our name in where love is it tells us quickly of the areas we need to work on. When we put Jesus name in where love is, it is a fit Try it:
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.
As we begin a new day, we are reminded of the first and greatest commandment...we are to , 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind,' Luke 10:27
. I have a strength working within me that enables me to keep on going forward. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me (Galatians 2:20).
Another way of saying love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength is to seek the Kingdom of God above all else.
Think and learn about it.
Seek it and you will find it.
Seek it and you will love God more and more.
Seek it and your perspectives will change for the better.
Seek it daily and you will receive what you need.
For your Father in heaven loves you.
In reality, loving the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is simply a response. For we love because he first loved us.
SO my precious friends, how will we live this today... It is our highest calling and where we show God's love. We die to self and live for Him as Paul shares above... What a privilege we have to live for HIm.
Please listen to this song... one of my favorites...
Love you all so much!!
I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the LORD. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. Psalm 84:
PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE ON LOVE!!!