Where is the LOVE?

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The Way of Love
1 Corinthians 13:1–13
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 if I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 2 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Where is the Love?
I am so sadden by the ways of our society, our government, adults acting like spoil rotten, bully children; our children watching. My heart aches. I was watching television earlier this week and heard “You cannot give love or receive love with a cold heart” I might add and or a closed mind.
Time is not as long as it has been and our lack of love for ourselves and others is sending us spiraling towards implosion.

As Word says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).
If we can believe in angels we must believe there are evil forces permeating our existence, enveloped in the attitudes and behaviors that are against the principles we seek to live as believers.

How Do We Get the Love?
To battle the forces of hatred and embrace love, be love; we must first protect ourselves by putting on our armor. Protection to stand against evil schemes (Ephesians 6:11). Once we have on our protection, we can stand our ground and walk in love.

Since the government is on HIS shoulders and he is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6); we can seek and trust Him. If we believe His Word we need to live accordingly.

If we put on the attributes of love as stated at the beginning, just image! Image relationships enhance by love. Children changed by love. A society walking in love. Leaders acting like adults not children.  I know, you’re thinking, “She is living in a fantasy!”

I challenge you to speak the beginning of this blog daily for the next month and see your love grow. It starts with each one that is reading this.
We cannot change anyone except ourselves through the grace of God and the power of the Holy Ghost.

There are 30 Dale Carnegie Principles that foster love and cooperation at home and at work.  Here are just a few that if applied in our lives will begin to change things. We can be the beginning of the love that is missing.

1. Do not complain, condemn, or criticize
2. Give honest sincere appreciation
3. Be genuinely interested in other people
4. Smile
5. Never try to get even with your enemies
6. Create happiness for others
7. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health, hope and love.
8. Pray for wisdom and direction towards love.

Along with love there is forgiveness.  I will discuss forgiveness in my next post.

 

 

 

 

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