1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Lord, I pray that I will love as You have loved. Amen!
Does the Lord hear my heart when the words just won’t come out?
Please join me in answering some questions that linger in my mind and the minds of my readers. I pray that you will take some time this morning, along with me, to meditate on this question and hear what the Lord is saying to you. Please share your thoughts & other scriptures with me. You can comment at the bottom of this post.
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
There has been times, many times, that I have felt alone. It’s frightening! Some of those times I was actually alone, by myself. And others, I was in a room full of people but yet still very alone. The only real constant in all the many times was me. My mind, my soul and my unrest. Have you ever felt that? My mind can surely play tricks on me, oh wait, it’s not my mind, it’s Satan. He wants me to believe that I’m alone. He wants be to believe that there is no one in that room full of people that sees me. He wants me to believe that I have no value, no worth, no love worth sharing. But he is the deceiver of all deceivers John 8:44 ; 2 Thes 2:9 and will stop at nothing to take me down with him. But Christ will not allow that. “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”. So as Satan attempts to slither into my mind I remember that I am never alone because Christ will Never leave me.
And He will Never leave You either!
Lord, I trust and I’m grateful! Amen!
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
And let me tell you, that is one tall order! Not an easy feat! But my Lord and Savior can, he has proven to me time and time again that he will pick me up, brush me off and set me back on track. Never will He fail me and never will I stop striving to live for Him.
Having trouble finding the words today Lord. But You know what’s in there needing to be said. You know. And I’m grateful that I can come to You with my emptiness. With my silence. I await the time that I will be in Your glorious presence without fault and with great joy ! Forever more! Amen!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
This is our 2nd year black berry crop and the Lord is blessing us with a doozy. I can’t wait. A bowl of fresh berries with reddi whip on top……..yum yum!
I have been on a long, seems very long, journey of becoming the woman that the Lord created me to be. And believe me, I have a long way to go. Some days I feel good about what I have accomplished and some days I beat myself up for falling so short. And then I read this scripture! “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” And I’m reminded, it’s not me that accomplished anything, it’s Him and He is still working within me to do immeasurably more. All I have to do is ask and let Him know that I am willing to be His servant, then leave the rest up to Him. He knows I’m going to fall short and He has already taken that into account. So I can stop beating myself up. To Him be the Glory throughout all generations! Amen!
So join me in this walk with Him, allowing Him to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine within us.
Lord, thank You for loving so fully. Amen!