Love the Lord your God…Matthew 22:37
Greater Love hath no one than this than to lay down your life for his friends. John 15:13
Faith, Hope, Love, but the greatest of these is Love…I Corinthians 13:13
God is Love…I John 4:8
There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18King James Version (KJV) (God’s love is perfect.)
If you Love me keep my commandments. John 14:15 (KJV)
For God so Loved the World… John 3:16
Nothing can separate us from God’s love… nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39New King James Version (NKJV)
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35King James Version (KJV)
Today the Holy Spirit woke me up with this on His mind… “Love”
We’ve all heard it many times before; someone tries to describe what Love is…
Love is not a what, Love is a Who…and it doesn’t matter if you know or not, believe it or not, understand it or not…what we think does not determine Who Love is…because God Is, Love. It is His essence…His nature…Love is Who, He, is…there are no words to even begin to try to express this Love. God is unexplainable…but for our peanut brains…God has shown us who He is…by the Love he gave when He gave us His son…(Jesus/Yeshua)
I know, I, can’t explain Him…but I know Him…He is revealing more and more of who He is to me every day…and Oh the blessing of Him…I cannot begin to tell…but when you have that encounter with Him…the personal, intimate, undeniable Love, of the Father, touch you…you will never ever want to be without Him…His love is like nothing of this world…it’s not sensual or lustful or perverted…it is Good and healthy and restores the soul…He is fresh and new every single day…Each day a new adventure opens with Him…Oh let Him come into your heart…Let Him show you new depths and heights and insurmountable Love He has for you…real love that does not diminish in time or space or death or life…He is Life and He wants to give His love to you…don’t turn away…don’t break His heart…don’t leave him hanging on the cross…but open the tomb of your heart and let him come in and live with you. Let His light dispel the darkness and let it shine in every corner of your life…I promise, you will not be disappointed.
For, God, Is, Love!
This says it best…I Corinthians Chapter 13:1-13…
The Way of Love
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. The Message (MSG) Bible
Philippians 4:8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. The Message (MSG) Bible
I love you God. ~Me
I love you more! ~God
–Marla Shaw O’Neill February 27, 2017