"The love of God, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. This love NEVER fails" 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Why is love so important? Because love is the only spiritual muscle that motivates us to do the right things, in the right way, for the right reasons, and at the right times. God's love "is the fulfillment of the law" (Romans 13:10 NIV) - it is the accomplisher of the righteousness and holiness. Faith, in fact, works by love. It is the mark of the Christian life that is to set us apart from those in the world~as the song says, "They shall know we are Christians by our love." It is the sign of spiritual exuberance as opposed to inner deficiencies or a life crippled by deep personal hurts. It is also the VINE from which all the other fruit grow ~ "joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23)......
Love is the ONLY thing that moves us outside of ourselves to join with others or to help others. The need for this love is the magnetism that God uses to attract us-without it we feel the "God-sized hole" within us."
~excerpt from "Discover the Power in the Prayers of Paul" by David Borden
Abounding Love ~ overflowing without end ~ selfless in all things ~ works towards the good of others to build and add not to detract or tear down. We all could love more....love without conditions and selfish ambitions.... to love as God loves us.... to live as God lives in us.... to learn as God leads us....
In His Grip,
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