It’s All About Love <3

I woke up this morning with 1 Corinthians 13 tossing around in my head.

This post may not be life altering or mind blowing, but the premise behind it should change everything about everyday you live.

Love.

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.

As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease……….

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 & 13

I’ve attempted to operate in pure Love all day.  I’m not talking about the “conjured-up-forced-smile” kind of love….I’m talking about abiding in Jesus kind of love…I’m talking about a John 15 – 1 Corinthians 13 kind of Love.

“Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me….As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Abide in my love.” John 15:4 & 9

Abiding indicates a deeper dependence.  It says to me that it is a Love that doesn’t fail or fall short.  I need that kind of Love, desperately.  Spiritual gifts without Love, without the anointing and covering of Jesus’ Love are worthless.  Be it in the professional world, the stay at home mommie world, the grandma world, the friend world, the church volunteer world….I think you get the picture…..I’m suggesting we look for Love, we operate in Love and we are challenged not to be a clanging cymbal.  That is the challenge the Lord woke me up with this morning.  The world, your world, needs to see Abiding Love.

And if you need to hear that you are loved…..Oh, my precious most beloved friend….you are SO dearly Loved…deeply, affectionately and most preciously.  Praying that right this very minute the Holy Spirit is speeding extravagant Love your very way, In Jesus Name.

“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

 

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