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Archive for October 4th, 2012

Reblogged from Feed My Sheep…

 
Even after the “feeling” of love has melted away many years down the road in marriage, LOVE never fails because it is what we want it to be–what we make it. Love between a husband and wife is the physical embrace of God’s arms. When the two grow old or cannot do for whatever reason, what is left between the two? Love is there to carry them through. At times one or the other must carry the spouse but it should be done without complaint and reservation. As long as a couple has been true to each other, love will carry them through to the very end. And, if they aren’t true to each other then they pick up the pieces and put them back together–not throw the other away.

 

God speaks to us very clearly but are we listening? 

 

Life is precious. Love is even more so. And, love is the fuel that is supposed to take us not just to the end of this world but into the next. Our whole lives we are supposed to be giving of love–not taking–ensuring that the other is emotionally and spiritually taken care of no matter what. Only we know what is in our hearts…and God.

 

We must each walk with God to have peace. God cannot live outside of our hearts, he must live inside and own it completely.

 

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrongsuffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13 (New American Standard)

 

Note:  I believe this was my dad’s favorite passage in the Bible. I can still hear him recite this and the last time I heard it in person was over 30 years ago. I carry this memory with me in my heart especially verse 7.

 

 May your day be richly blessed today and the next! :D

 

Happy Gardening! 😀

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