ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of God, John 3:16-18
LOVE, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/15/19 (Across my messy desk, this morning.”
“…May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love…” Eph. 3:17
Established In Love
There is tremendous power in love! In the same way that a tree will grow taller and stronger when its roots grow deep, you will be stronger and rise higher when you are rooted and established in love. How do you establish yourself in love? It starts by making a choice. When you choose to say yes to love, you are saying yes to everything God is because God is love! Then every day, choose to love through your actions by modeling your life according to 1 Corinthians 13. That means choosing to be patient and kind. It means not seeking your own way, not being jealous or boastful. When you choose love, you are showing the world that God is first place in your life. The more you choose to walk in love, the deeper and stronger your roots will grow. Remember, love is the greatest thing. It is all that will last in eternity. Choose to establish yourself in love and let it be firm within you. Let His love build security in you and empower you to live the life of blessing He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, establish me in Your love. Show me how to love others the way You love me. Thank You for setting me free and empowering me to live the overcoming life You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.”
My Thoughts, In my past blogs, we have covered this subject but it can not be covered too much as it is the primary change we must embrace to enter into the coming Kingdom of God. At one time, I ask the LORD for HIS definition of LOVE. And very simply, in my heart, HE said, “Love is the highest good for the other person regardless of personal cost.” And as I have meditated on this it has become obvious that the Holy Spirit must be involved for wisdom. We can be so very confused as to what is the “Highest GOOD.” Most of the time we do what make us look good and do not considering the whole picture. We can be permissive, co-dependent, emboldening of bad behavior which I sometimes call sloppy agape or greasy grace. God’s love for us at times may be a good spanking. In the Old Testament is reminds us that he that spares the rod hates his child. Paul puts it this way: For anyone who eats and drinks [without solemn reverence and heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ], eats and drinks a judgment on himself if he does not[a]recognize the body [of Christ (The Lords Supper)].30 That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason why many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep [in death].31 But if we evaluatedandjudged ourselves honestly [recognizing our shortcomings and correcting our behavior], we would not be judged. But when we [fall short and] are judged by the Lord, we aredisciplined [by undergoing His correction] so that we will not be condemned [to eternal punishment] along with the world.1 Cor.11:29-32. “and you have forgotten the divine word of encouragement which is addressed to you as sons, “My son, do not make light of thedisciplineof the Lord,And do not lose heartandgive up when you are corrected by Him; Heb.12:5. So the concept of love travels along in good company with truth, faith, wisdom, humility, obedience and discipline. Love does not mean to give what some one wants but to give what is best and good for them in the LORD as guided by the HOLY SPIRIT. And they just might not like that and be offended with you as were the folks offended with Jesus for loving them in Truth as well.
Yours in His Great Love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org (Past blogs available on that Home Page.)
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