D4: The Victory of Love

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Same as: 

  • The endurance of loving-kindness
  • The perseverance of love
  • The intentions of love
    • purpose
  • The motivations of love

Love IS God. In all truth, to not walk in love is to not know God. We can be disappointed and hurt and still have the capacity to love when we are in a relationship with God.

Being aggravated or angry is not the same as hate. Hate is a detest for someone. Hating our ‘neighbors’ separates us from God. God does not hate anyone – He IS Love. If we are to acknowledge Him as our trusted Father, then we best not hate anyone; to do so is proof we are not of Him.

Jealousy in any form will create unnecessary and time consuming fears causing you to withdraw love which is never what God intends you to do.

Perfect, victorious love casts out all fear. Fear is another word for doubting God. Doubting God separates us from the knowledge and understanding that we are made spiritually whole only by Him.

Ask yourself:

  • How enduring is my love?
    • Would I fight for the love I do have?
  • Would I fight for my ‘enemy’?
    • With valor?
  • Will I honestly go the distance, or when the going gets tough will I start an exit strategy?
    • What are my real intentions?
  • If it’s hard for me to love, how well do I know God?
    • Do I learn about Him only through others?
    • Do I learn about Him by reading my bible?
    • Do I spend time with Him and open my mind to His voice?
    • Do I test Him like He insists I should?

 

Today’s challenge:

In your thoughts today: ‘Fight’ for your enemy or the person you consider your biggest challenge. Purposefully be their defense attorney today and find the reason they deserve to be united with Jesus for an eternity in their after-life.

 

VICTORY HEALS LOVE