Monday, 11 August 2014

Can You Love Others?


It's Holiday time
          and the gardens are blooming
                    so I chose a flower to focus on
 when I was making a graphic for todays verse to memorize.


Today's verse talks about
     lowliness,
          meekness,
               longsuffering,
                    forbearance
                         and love.

Such a lot of virtues to think on and try to put into action.

Can we do this by ourselves?

I don't think so.

I believe we need God's help to provide the lowliness, meekness, longsuffering, and love in our lives because they are not part of our human nature.

With His help we will be able to love others more like He loves them.

With His help we will come to the point where we will be able to

forbear one another in love 

because that means to be patient with one another, have self-control in situations with each other, show restraint and tolerance in words and actions which is only possible through truly loving someone.





Have you ever decided to ask God to help you grow these virtues in your life by the work of the Holy Spirit?

Have you ever decided to ask God to help you love others as He loves them?

This is an action on our part that God has told us we must do

but

we really need God's help because we cannot love others without it,


and we certainly cannot stand by them through everything without it.

Let's think on this as we memorize the verse.



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9 comments:

  1. Some people are truly easy to love, others not so much.
    We need to lean on God at all times.

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  2. Such wisdom in your words. It certainly does take Jesus!

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  3. Great words! I know I can't love without Jesus' help! Thank you for sharing beautiful truth! Glad we're neighbors at Testimony Tuesday!

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  4. The word "forbearance"is so powerful. I love all the pieces that make up that word-patience, self-control, and tolerance. Great words for us to seek in our lives with God's help. Visiting you from Simply Beth today! Mary

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  5. The word "forbearance"is so powerful. I love all the pieces that make up that word-patience, self-control, and tolerance. Great words for us to seek in our lives with God's help. Visiting you from Simply Beth today! Mary

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  6. The word "forbearance"is so powerful. I love all the pieces that make up that word-patience, self-control, and tolerance. Great words for us to seek in our lives with God's help. Visiting you from Simply Beth today! Mary

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  7. Thank you for link thing this up with WYWW :)

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