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1 John 4:19 (pool of love)

Posted: October 30, 2012 in God, Love
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1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.

Love loved us…

…and we love because Love loved us.

I cannot get over this. Love and God cannot be separated because God is love and love is God. And when we love others…it’s like we give them a piece of God. If your relationship with God suffers, your ability to love with the pure love of God, suffers as well. I have found that the days it is hardest to love are often the days with little or no quality God time. You must first sit in the pool of love and soak it up, before  you can squeeze it into the lives of others. Soak up Love today. And wring it out into the hearts of many.

You are not beautiful because you apply makeup or wear nice clothes or have your hair professionally done. You are not beautiful because you can paint with ease or play with strength or sing with splendor. You are not beautiful because your eyes reflect the stars or your skin is naturally smooth or your physique firm.

You are beautiful because of this.

God is beauty. You spend time in His presence, you love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, you invite Him into your life….you are suddenly beautiful because you are a direct mirror that reflects His beauty. That’s when you’re beautiful.

It’s not about us.

It’s about Jesus Christ.

It always was; it never changed.

God IS beauty. We reflect that.

That’s beautiful.

I could work for money

I could perform for fame

I could perfect myself

But what do I gain?

 

A life without Christ

Is a life about me

A life lost in myself

Is a life never free

 

I could do the same things

But in a different way

I could do them with joy in my face

And the love of Jesus each and every day

 

I could work for money

Money to give

I could perform for fame

Fame to show others how Jesus lives

 

I could perfect myself

Perfect to be strong

The music is different now

A new ending to my song

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” – Unknown

He helped me carry my items. He opened the door for me. He smiled and treated me with respect.

He is remembered.

Do not lose elegance. Do not bury grace. Do not allow chivalry to die.

Give them life and allow them to regain the strength and fervor they once had.

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

~ Victor Borge

 

You chuckle.

She giggles.

You grin.

She smiles.

Your eyes meet.

A friendship is born and bridged by laughter.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ~ Walter Winchell

 

You have everything.

 

You have lots of friends.

 

 

You suddenly have nothing.

 

And you suddenly have no friends at all.

 

 

Your door creaks. Someone is standing there. Jesus steps forward. He stands at the door. He is your friend. He is walking in when the rest of the world walks out.

 

Jesus always cares.

 

And He’s always there.

 

Always.

“The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.”

–          Francis Chan

 

Why are you sitting in front of your screen, reading these words?

Why are you here?

 

 

We were made to love God and be loved by God and love others the way God loves us.

It’s all about love, isn’t it?

Because GOD is LOVE.

Starts there, continues there, ends there.