We can’t give what we don’t have for God, ourselves, let alone-our neighbors. When love is misplaced, used, or even abused, it’s easy for every fabric of our lives to be a total wreck. For without love, we will always fail. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8, NIV). Love must be at the center of everything we say or do. I know. Easier said than done, but definitely worth a try. Do you want to know why? Each new day that God blesses us to be apart of, represents His compassion and faithfulness. 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 22-23, NIV).
Let’s take the time to really seek love for who/what it really is. It’s then and only then true healing can begin. Below, is good place to start (of many):
“You shall not make for yourself an (image-person, place, or thing) in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments (Exodus 20: 4-6, NIV).
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these (Mark 12:30-31, NIV).
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 (1 Corinthians 13: 4-6, NIV).
Until we meet again, I LOVE you to life. No I really do. Thanks for stopping by!
The Risen Warrior
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