Please join me in welcoming Isabel Petit.
Aside from the Word of God, I think every book of self-help claims the merit of putting ourselves first.
But it’s not only in books… that we can see selfishness
at the grocery store
at the bank
in the streets
at the bus stops
Selfishness is everywhere! We were born selfish.
But as born-again believers God has given us 3 gifts that we can make grow.
And so faith, hope, love abide [faith–conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope–joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love–true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 AMP
God gave every Christian faith, hope and love, love being the one that grows directly for and in us.
The Word also tells us that if we have the first two but lack love the first two are worth nothing.
We often hear God is love, but how much stock do we put in that belief, really? But thank God it is completely true. When I was younger I asked God to make me feel His love for me, and He answered me; I felt a kind of love that I can’t even begin to describe in words, I fell flat on the floor sobbing like a baby. Then God told me He made me feel just a little bit of His love because if He would have made me feel the full intensity I would have died. Since that
We often hear God is love, but how much stock do we put in that belief, really?
Thank God it is completely true. When I was younger I asked God to make me feel His love for me, and He answered me; I felt a kind of love that I can’t even begin to describe in words, I fell flat on the floor sobbing like a baby. Then God told me He made me feel just a little bit of His love because if He would have made me feel the full intensity I would have died. Since that day I never doubted His love for me.
But to love others that way, that’s where the challenge is. Before I wrote when we were born again, God gave us 3 spiritual gifts that we can make grow. That is the good news! We can work on making our love for others grow with the help of the Holy Spirit every day.
Of course, we will slip, but we slip less and less with practice. Forgive fast, don’t hold grudges, help someone even when you don’t feel like it, smile back at the person who smiles at you, don’t get angry. or frustrated at the grocery store because the woman before you at the cashier pays with little change. Those are all small ways to practice love in your daily life, you can find out more ways.
The most effective ways to live in God’s love are: praising Him, being still in His presence, studying His Word, and spending time with other followers of Jesus.
Always practice love, study it. Ask for God’s help, He will answer!
Heavenly God Almighty, glory to You always! Thank You for loving us. Please forgive us for the times we slipped and didn’t show Your love to others. Please Father help us every day as we walk in the Holy Spirit to demonstrate Your love to our entourage and strangers. Help us fix our thoughts on You and things that are above so that we might dwell in You and have Your love overflow from us to others. In the Holy name of Jesus I pray, amen! (so be it)
Take a moment to say hello to Isabelle and go over to visit her site – The Word Amplified.