February: love this not that

 

Do you realize the number of people who miss out on opportunities simply because they spent way too much quality time trying to decide if they were qualified?

Too many of us sacrifice God’s best simply because we settle for status quo or we’re so busy trying to fit in  that we miss the mark and wind up feeling lonely, frustrated and defeated.

Satan’s goal is to pull you away from the people, purpose and plan that God has appointed for your life. The way he lures us is the same way he lured Eve, by convincing her that God was withholding something she was entitled to. But she already HAD everything. And he knew that. 

So what does satan do? Tells her that she’s not enough as she is; that she has to have that one more thing in order to be ‘who God created her to be’ and the only reason God told her she couldn’t have it was because God knew she’d be greater than Him. 

Sound familiar? 

That’s because Satan uses the same trick on all of us. He doesn’t have the ability or authority to create anything new!! 

I’ll wait for that to sink in… 

Your daily activities, your career goals, your choices; all of these are impacted by what we value most. And Satan will always make himself available to conjure up a substitution for God’s best. 

Friends, even when we are lured in by his cunning tricks, the moment we recognize that we slipped; God is ready and waiting to welcome us back into His arms. 

  God will not only love you if you don’t get better; he will teach you that getting better isn’t the issue. His love is the issue. – Steve Brown Scandalous Freedom 
  

 

Love is not so much words but action – love is a verb

Love dare: 

I dare you to #love more! Starting today! 

One part of our #februaryfitness challenge is to love the best of ourselves and lose the rest of it. What could you stand to love about your marriage? Whatever you sow is what you reap! 

Be willing to do the better things concerning your marriage (or family/relationships). 

Today I challenge you to read & meditate on 1 Corinthians 13 and consider how much God has loved us & keeps loving us NO MATTER what! His kind of love is our guide! 

Love richly, care deeply, forgive quickly

Love this not that: 

  

“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.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-10‬ ‭MSG‬‬

This is what love feels like 

https://youtu.be/reWLIs51e2Y

One Thought on “February: love this not that

  1. Shaylynn Samuels on February 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm said:

    I love this! Thank you for sharing

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