'love' Tagged Posts

'love' Tagged Posts

Yield totally to God and grow in Grace

Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. The need for yieldedness and openness to God cannot be overemphasized. It is the pathway to growth. When daily applied, it leads to untold fruitfulness. When the psalmist asked God to search him and know his heart and try his thoughts, he was inviting God to…

Genuine repentance produces godliness and fruitfulness

Joel 2:12 (KJV) Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: You may have heard it before, I have run out of patience. I don’t think I have time for this. I am not sure this relationship, marriage or friendship is repairable. Things have completely broken down; I have moved on. Such expressions underscore the inability of humanity in handling certain life issues for a long…

Fellowship: A key to your fruitfulness

Revelation 3:20 (KJV) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. People seek and speak of their privacy, their rights of choice and decision-making. They seek environments where they are free to choose and are welcomed the way they are. But often we forget that God is the only One who has truly given us…

Love not the world (accept God’s wisdom)

1 John 2:15-16 (KJV) 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. Some things are our prerogatives, and we must as well agree that when and if we make…

Love As Christ Loves

1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV) And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. It is not a surprise that God placed the greatest value on Love. Because love is not only the nature of God but it is the very essence of God. He is Love and all He does stems from Love. His actions toward you are based on Love. The sacrifice of Jesus is an act of Love. Paul was addressing a church…

True Love is Actionable

1 John 3:18 (KJV) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. I love you, I truly care for you. Words we truly desire to hear and often when spoken to us coveys the deepest emotions that someone has towards you. In as much as love or agape in the context here is more than an emotional disposition toward another person, agape conveys the highest good, intentions, actions, commitment, sacrifice,…

With thanksgiving, continue in “good works”…..(Labor of Love)

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (KJV) But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. How many times will continue to do good and to be nice and nobody seems to care or even appreciate it, someone asks? Is there anything good in being good, another ask? Why is it that those who do the right thing rarely get the same kind of treatment back, another person asks? Oh since I been doing the right thing, it just seems that hell has…

Love is Our Culture

1 Corinthians 13:1 (KJV) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Some things ought to be our hallmark in life as those whose lives are now in Christ if indeed we are in Him. Every kingdom has cultures and principles that govern life and interactions within that kingdom. Even so, in the kingdom of God of which we are a living expression of…

Love: God’s greatest commandment

Galatians 5:14 (KJV) For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love is not just an act or a feeling, it is a nature and that nature is implanted in you by the Holy Spirit through regeneration. When one comes to Christ, he or she becomes one with God through the redemptive power of Christ and the Holy Spirit implants the love of God in such an individual’s life. It…

Love is an enabler of good deeds

Hebrews 10:24 (KJV) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: To be a Christian or rather a believer is not just by attending church or belonging to any religious organization. It is more than that; believers are those in whose heart and life Christ lives as Savoir and LORD. So when one states that he or she is now in Christ it would imply that such an individual has come to accept the Word…

The Faithfulness of God

Matthew 6:25-26 (KJV) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? [26] Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Not a thoughtless…

To Love God is to “Serve Others”

Matthew 23:11 (KJV) But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. One of the things Christ had to confront His disciples was their mentality and mindset about greatness. They were still holding on to the mentality of their environment as it defined what constitutes greatness. Their mindset was wrapped up in thinking that a great person was or is that person who others served. One who had great material wealth. One who commanded such influences and affluence.…