August 6, 2012

Do You Really Love?

They do not truly love who do not show their love. —Shakespeare

Most of us would say we love; at least some people ....sometimes, right? Well, let's compare our apples to God's apples:

This is what God says about Love

I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t
have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal. I may have the gift
to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries
and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains.
But if I don’t have love, I am nothing. I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me. ~1 Corinthian 13:1-3

This is what God says Love acts like:

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own
praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done,but it is happy with the truth.  Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.~1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Do You Ever Wonder if Love Can Go away? Here is what God says:

Love never comes to an end. There is the gift of speaking what God has
revealed, but it will no longer be used. There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used. Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete. But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways. Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me. So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Can you discern based on these truths what your real love angle might be?

If you need a bit more to figure it out, go to this link love angle.

Continue to think about the pieces of your journey and add to those these thoughts on love. My prayers are covering you like a blanket of love, which covers a multitude of sins.

Remember, where Christ is there is liberty.  Allow yourself this freedom as you sojourn within your heart and mind today.


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Appreciation to Felicia Scott for editing