LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND. IT DOES NOT ENVY, IT DOES NOT BOAST, IT IS NOT PROUD. IT IS NOT RUDE, 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
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
GOD IS LOVE
(1 John 4:16).
Precious One, I, the Savior, want you to know that I am patient, even when your pain and weaknesses show…because I am Love.
Ponder that I, the Redeemer, am kind and do not condemn as people do…because I am Love.
Value that I, the Good Shepherd, am not boastful, but came to this earth to serve you and share everything I am, with you…because I am Love.
Embrace that I, the Resurrection and the Life, am not rude, but gentle…because I am Love.
Know that I, the Wonderful Counselor, am not self-seeking, but came to share My own Wholeness and Holiness with you…because I am Love.
Celebrate that I, the Author and Finisher of your faith, am not easily angered, even when you come undone…because I am Love.
Speculate that I, the Bread of Life, keep no records of your wrongs, after you have asked forgiveness…because I am Love.
Capture that I, the God of Light, do not delight in evil done against you or anybody else…because I am Love.
Recognize that I, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, rejoice whenever you are set free by the Truth…because I am Love.
Acknowledge that I, Immanuel, yearn to protect you from the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies…because I am Love.
Understand that I, the Everlasting Father, always trust and hope that you will bring your pain and weaknesses to Me, instead of hiding from them, running away from them, and blaming them on someone or something else…because I am Love. My Love never fails. I will never fail you.
AND SO WE KNOW AND RELY ON THE LOVE GOD HAS FOR US. GOD IS LOVE. WHOEVER LIVES IN LOVE LIVES IN GOD, AND GOD IN HIM
(1 John 4:16).
What has the father-of-lies told you about God: that He has forsaken you…that He wants to harm you…that He is not faithful?
If you have been believing these lies, you have been missing out on God’s Love for you. Submit these beliefs to the Way, the Truth, and the Life, just the way you hear them in your mind. Then, experience the Truth…and God’s Love for you.
PRAYER: Lord God, I submit my beliefs about You to the Truth. I realize that I have an enemy—the father-of-lies—who wants me to think that You are phony…that You are cruel…that You are easily angered. But I come to YOU. Show me who You really are, so I may EXPERIENCE Your LOVE…and believe.
Maintain an Awareness
Discipline, the training to enter God’s Holiness, cannot be exercised AFTER we have already entered a route of escape to resort to a sinful solution.