Showing posts with label love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label love. Show all posts

Monday

Free Love Word Search Puzzle - Coffee & Conversation






Do you enjoy puzzles?

Do you like to relax and do a Word Search?


Well let's make Coffee & Conversation today
 into a cuppa with a 
Word Search!


The Theme for this Word Search is

LOVE






I'm offering this Word Search as one of my assortment of free printables which can be found in my Resource Library



Love Wordsearch


It includes 15 words or phrases all connected with love taken from 
1 Corinthians 13









The Word Search is available to download in both A4 and Letter size and of course comes with an answer sheet.




Have you downloaded this Free Love Word Search yet?











Or pin this pic below to come back later













 





Wednesday

10 Bible Verses of Encouragement on The Promises of God - plus FREE PRINTABLE


We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage us all around the topic of God's Promises.







I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.



So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to turn to in times when we need to be encouraged about those Promises God has made to us.


Because these are
 




1. God's Faithfulness

Deuteronomy 7 v 9

Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, 
the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations 
with those who love him and keep his commandments. 




God is faithful to keep His covenant (promise) with all those who love and obey Him.
When we read about the Covenant God made with His people in the Old Testament we can see how sacred and important He considered it to be.



2. God's Presence

Joshua 1 v 9

Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, 
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. 




Many times we just quote the latter part of this verse and in fact when we were leaving Northern Ireland to go and live in Belgium and feeling rather inadequate because I did not speak French or Dutch I was given this lovely picture below and I have loved having it as a reminder of this promise of God ever since.







3. God's Guidance


Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. 




God has promised to teach us the way to go through this life.
He has promised to be our guide. 




4. God's Strength

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; 
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, 
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  




Look at all the benefits spoken of here in this verse yet only one thing is required of us  -  to wait on the Lord.
Take the time to just wait on God, read His Word, think on His Word, memorize His Word, hold it close to our hearts and we will know these benefits.




5. God's Care & Help

Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand.
Saying to you, 
'Fear not, I will help you.' 



God cares enough to hold our hands through everything, He is promising to care for us and help us and will do not need to be afraid.



6. God's Mercy

Isaiah 54:10

For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. 




God has promised we will never be without his kindness and peace because He has mercy on us and that mercy is forever and ever - even when this world is over. 



7. God's Love

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believes on him should not perish 
but have everlasting life. 




God has promised to love us forever and the outworking of that is His gift of Salvation for us when we put our trust in Him. 



8. God's Provision

John 6:35

Then Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. 
He who comes to me shall never hunger, 
and he who believes in me shall never thirst." 




We never have to worry about anything because God is all-sufficient and can provide us with everything we need in our Spiritual Life.



9. God's Heaven is our Hope

John 14:2

In My Father's house are many mansions; 
if it were not so, I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you. 




God has promised the greatest thing of all - HOPE - an eternity in His Presence that He prepared for each one of us.








10. God's Peace

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. 
I do not give to you as the world gives. 
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 





While we are still here on earth we do not need to be worried or anxious about what will happen as times change and governments change.
God through the words of Jesus has promised us His Peace.




You can download this FREE copy of the Bible Verse Graphics I made for this blog post 
from my
 















10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about Love



We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage us all around the topic of God's Love.








I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.



So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to turn to in times when we need to be encouraged about Love 




1.   Zephaniah 3 v 17    

Perhaps this is the first thing we need to let God do

-  quiet us with His love

Calmness.








2.   Deuteronomy 6 v 5



God instructed His people about loving HIM from the beginning.







And God has not changed so His Word to us does not change.




3.   Leviticus 19 v 18


God also instructed His people about loving OTHERS from the beginning


"You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the Lord."


Yes it's not just a command in the New Testament.





4.   John 13 v 34



God's love may be for us but we have to remember that God does not expect us just to receive His love and keep it to ourselves.

God loves us because He is Love but He also loves us so that we can love others and in fact it is a command.



5.   John 3 v 16 

Always considered a verse about Salvation but it is also one of the best verses to show us this great love of God





the Love that caused everything else to be and gave us the only way to become His children




6.   1 John 4 v 18 





The only perfect love is the love of God and fear cannot exist where that perfect love is.    






7.   1 Chronicles 16 v 34

What have we got the example of from way back in the Old Testament?






To give thanks to God for His goodness which is the result of His everlasting Love.





8.   Proverbs 10 v 12

There is always wisdom to be learned in the book of Proverbs.








The Love of God led to the death of Jesus for our sins against the hate the enemy has towards God and us.

Let us remember that we can show God's Love instead of hate to all people. 






9.   Psalm 36 v 7







It is important that we realise, understand, acknowledge, and be thankful for His great love - it will help us to trust in Him more.











10.   1 Corinthians 16 v 14


 

 


What better way to finish than by remembering this admonition by the Apostle Paul at the end of his first letter to the Church at Corinth.












Monday

The 5 Best Quotes on Love + Free Printable - Coffee & Conversation








I am not a fan of QUOTES

In fact sometimes I get very annoyed at how people almost treat a quote
 as more important than the Word of God

I actually wrote a blog post about Do We Really Need This Quote?








I'm taking a theme of Love this month which is no surprise because it is February but I not looking at Love because of Valentine's Day but centred around God's Love.

I have seen soppy love quotes, and funny love quotes but I'm looking at serious love quotes from people I would respect.

So in the list below I will quote


Not  Lysa Terkeurst   but   Corrie Ten boom

Not  Brennan Manning   but   Jerry Bridges   

Not  Rick Warren   but   C.S. Lewis





1.  St. Augustine
          "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."




2.  Corrie Ten Boom
"There is no pit so deep, that God's Love is not deeper still."




3.  Jerry Bridges
"God's unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God's love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son."


4.  Charles Spurgeon
"When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God's love."

 





The visual above is available as a  Love Quotes Free Printable



5.  C.S. Lewis


I could not decide between these two quotes so I've included them both
(I had the same problem in The 5 Best Quotes on Forgiveness too)


"You cannot love a fellow creature fully till you love God."

 

"To ask that God's love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God."










and I know that C.S. Lewis is definitely reassuring us all when he also said

"Though our feelings come and go,

God's love for us does not."


 


A personal Question of my own about Love is










Don't forget to download  your Love Quotes Free Printable