Wednesday, January 18, 2012
God's Love Never Fails!
1 Corinthians 13
The Message (MSG)
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 incomplete will be canceled." ♥1 Corinthians 13:1-10♥ msg
As a grown woman, before I ever heard the name of Jesus, my heart yearned for the kind of love that only God gives! I remember crying myself to sleep night after night as a child and teenager because I needed the kind of love that only God gives! I remember performing in sport after sport (sports was my "god" until I was 22) as I tried to find purpose and love in my life that only God gives! I remember (and I pray I never forget) all the emptiness that is in every life that is searching for the kind of love that only God gives! Jesus is Love & He Loves YOU with the kind of love that every person is searching for...A Love that NEVER Fails!!!
Who do we know that needs God's Love? Let's share Jesus and His Love with everyone that God puts in the path of our lives, you never know, who is searching and crying out for God's Love that Never Fails!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nQy-aP_Koo&feature=related "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath