LOVE is said to be many things. A love beyond words comes from God and enters our hearts as we surrender our thoughts to him. God connects us to other people for purpose and that purpose becomes clear as they stand by us through it all.
Romans 12:9-21 New International Version
Love in Action
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love.Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
THE OTHER SIDE ~
Might also be known as a bridge. A bridge that carries us from one side of land, to the other side of land. If we haven't traveled that road before, we don't often see what is ahead of us. We drive by faith and know that our maps take us places. Just like the map (Bible) shows us lives before and promises of what is ahead. Let us not forget that we are human, we have wants and desires still, but we press forward in life.
I have a friend named Brandi, who just came to visit me with her kids. She seems to know the exact time to visit and share a refreshing time together. I know she was sent into my life by God about 9 years ago and we have been through many things together. A real friend and I thank God for major connections like this. God knows how to connect our lives, but it takes each of us sharing things that happen to us. A real friendship is not one sided. Just like God, we need to spend time with him, share thoughts, desires and prayer plus praise.
Let us see today in hope! Press forward and let go of what you can not change and change the things you can. Purpose this day to be a good one and count blessings!