Walking in Love Part 6 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” I John 4:18-19 NKJV No fear in love Often because of human nature, we want people to love us first before we can love them back. We want people to make us happy before we can be happy. The way we treat others becomes situational, that is to say we act in response to
Walk in Love Part 5
“No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”
I John 4:12-13, 16 NKJV
God is there!
Take a look around where you are right now. What are people saying
Walk in love Part 4
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35 NKJV
Love is a commandment
How often have we heard people say 'I don't love him any more' 'I don't love her anymore' 'we have grown apart - there was no love for him or her anymore hence we went our separate ways'. 'I don't have fe
Walk in love Part 3
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
Love is a choice
Imagine standing in front of your wardrobe in the morning thinking of what to wear! I guess you did not just command your clothes to get on your body. You made a conscious effort to get to your wardrobe or closet, select your clothes and put them on. Sometime, our first choice does not match or suit the occasion which makes us go through the who
Walk in love Part 2
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
1 John 3:18 KJV
Love in action
What does love look like? Can we easily recognise love in our everyday life? Can we take a look around where we are right now, be it our homes, our neighbourhood, our workplace, 'our church', is there love? Let's be honest for one moment in reflection.
You see, love is seen in our behaviour and how we treat people. No
Walk in love
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV
'I love you'
Take a moment and think about this expression 'I love you'. When was the last time you heard someone say to you, 'I love you'? How did you feel? What made you feel the way you felt? On the other hand, when was the last time you told
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 7:3-5 NKJV
How often do we judge people? How often are we more interested in other peoples sho
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV
The past is past!
Here is Apostle Paul writing to the church at Philippi. Notice two things Paul highlighted in the passage we just read - “forgetting those things which are behind,” and “reach
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” Isaiah 43:25 NKJV
As children of God and as Christians, this should be our conviction - that God forgets! But someone would say how do I know for sure? Because God says so; because The Word of God says so. What does God forget? Notice in the passage we just read "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not r
“‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].” Matthew 6:12 AMP
The verse of the scripture above is an aspect of our Lord's Prayer which we often don't think too much about while praying. I am not sure about you, but I haven't really always given it the thought it deserves every time I have prayed those lines until fairly recently. Notice the expression in the verse: 'And forgive us our debts, as we have f