We must stop resisting and rejoice in our Father’s blessing! It is His nature to bless us!
The truth is, we all have flawed fathers, and we all have a father void in our lives that only our Heavenly Father can fill.
Paul offers 16 descriptions of love. Seven of those descriptions tell us what love is and nine what love is not. Each one is personified in the life of Christ.
It’s been said that people won’t remember what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. That’s the power of love!
There are three things that can never be washed away by a flood, destroyed by fire, or fade with time – faith, hope, and love. These three abide forever!
What are the ways God devised that brought you back to Him? He longs for a relationship with you and me so much so that He gave His one and only Son to reconcile us back to Him!
In dramatic fashion, Jesus demonstrated what it means to love completely in John 13. Even before His death on the cross, the disciples would experience the full extent of His love. Despite knowing that He would be betrayed by one, denied by another and deserted by all His disciples, John tells us that Jesus loved them to the very end.
It’s easy to wonder where God is when we are hurting. Our pain can deceive us into thinking that somehow God has abandoned us. Even the heroes of faith in the Bible questioned where God was in times of suffering. King David, who wrote most of the Psalms, cried out, “My eyes fail, looking for my God … Where can I find Him?”
As you grow in your faith, is your love increasing more and more? Christian circles can often elevate knowledge over love, charisma over character and the gifts of the Spirit over the fruit of the Spirit. We may impress people with what we know, but we influence them with how we live.
Love came down to lift us up. When David encountered God delivering him from the hands of Saul and his enemies, he said, “… You stoop down to make me great.” Psalm 18:35b David experienced the love of God coming down. His life was transformed by that love, and he was never the same.