The Gift Of Love
1st Corinthians 16:14 "Let all your things be done with love."
1st John 4:8 "He that loveth not know God; for God is love."
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
Colossians 3:14 "And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness." John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
1st John 4:19 "We love him, because he first loved us."
1st John 4:7 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knows God."
1st Peter 4:8 "And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover the multitude of sins."
John 14: 15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
1 John 1:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love."
1st Corinthians 13:13 "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love".
Matthew 22: 36-40 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 'This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
But The Greatest Of These Is Love
There are many different
Types of gifts
Sent from God Our Father
Gifts like Strength, Hope, Faith, and Kindness
Gifts like Patience, Gentleness, The Armor Of God
We were made with many emotions
But inside us is a gift
The greatest Of all the rest
Made with the likeness Of God
Out of goodness comes Love
At it's best
This gift of love is shown to us
By our Father God and Christ
And examples Of them shown to us
Like how to live in the light
Darkness, though, has set
Up it's throne
Trying to destroy that light
But because of The love
God has set up
It destroys the darkness
With the light's might
We are called to love our Father
We are all called to love our brothers
We are called to even love our enemies
We are called to love each other
We are called to love the Spirit and Christ
We try and always do what is right
By loving how are father does
By loving those in his sight
Love is not always easy
It doesn't happen always
Sometimes It takes much effort
To love the way God does all day
So we pick up our cross
And we follow Jesus Christ
Throwing away our old selves
And letting go of all of
Our sinful Nature
Love, Love, Love
Yes, that's what life is about
Leave the grudges you have behind you
Start loving instead, right now
So the last gift out of this series of Precious Gifts given to us is all about Love.
Yes, Love is a huge theme in scriptures, I make it last, not because it is not as important as the other four gifts I have talked about previously, but because Love truly ties all of these gifts together.
Without love, we are empty souls, even non believers need to feel and know what love is to survive in this world, without it we all simply feel like nothing about us matters. It is so important to love.
So love is an emotion, it also can be an action. It is more like an action of emotion and an emotion that produces an action. Everybody, knows what love is, because love is everywhere, but not everyone knows exactly what it really means. Some have never truly felt love by another, some have never seen it in action properly, some have never known how to show it to others correctly, so there are some out there, who are desperately in need of it. It's not just unbelievers, either, many believers fall into one or more of these situations too. They need Love, too. We are all in need of it, not just once, but daily. Love should be radiant, uplifting, and encouraging, in our walks with each other, in our relationships with people, and our walk with Jesus and God.
The opposite of love is hate. The devil's ways and emotions produce hate in the world. And hate and all the negative energies it produces is what Satan wants us to live in. But Love can drive out hate, this is in so many ways a fact. It is proven in our lives, and it is proven in the scriptures. God commands us to love each other because he loved us first. The love God has given us comes in many different ways and forms, Like giving us Jesus. The gift of Jesus Christ, overcame Satan. Just as love does overcome evil.
"Love is not always simple and easy, there are times it takes patience and effort to reach out or show love to others. Loving God First, and even accepting and loving yourself as God see's you, can be hard when we are in trials or suffering. But it is important to keep your head up and believe. Believe in Love. Choose Love. And most of all Live Love."
Prayer For Today
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please fill my heart and restore it with love. Help me to focus on your goodness and mercy and grace, fill me up with those things and help my spirit overflow and spread it to others. Love is so important. It I vital to have in our walk with you. When I fail in love, forgive me, and help me reach out for it again and again. Thank you for Jesus Christ and how you showed us love through him also.
In Jesus Christ Name, Amen