Where Did The Love Go?
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (1 Cor. 13: 4-7-ASV)
I looked up the word vaunted and it means that the person who operates in love, does not boast about it, they do not give praise to themselves or try to impress others.
As much as I do to God, allow me to speak for myself, because I know that I do a lot to God, He never withholds His love from me. I wonder why we withhold or forget to show love to each other. Look at your neighbor and ask them; Where did the Love go? Have we lost the kind of love that was exemplified to us by Jesus Christ? How can we say that we love Jesus, who is our brother and we have yet to see, but cannot love our own family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers? The scripture says; doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; (1Cor. 13:5-ASV) That means that we act in appropriate behavior, not in an improper or inappropriate manner. I do not seek my own satisfaction, but the satisfaction of someone else. I do not make someone else feel or be angry. I do not cause other emotions of sadness or hurt to come up in someone else. I do not know about you, but somebody pray for me. In addition to that, I do not deliberately cause harm, pain, or upset anyone for any reasons. Look at your neighbor and ask them, neighbor; Where Did the Love Go?
Finally, But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (1Cor. 13:13-ASV) The word of God tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith; however, however, as this scripture says the greatest of all of these factors is love. When we learn how to love as God intended for us, then we will operate according to His will. Ofttimes we have difficulty in loving those we feel are unlovable, but, at some point in our journey’s I believe that we were or have all been unlovable, yet, God has and will forever continue to love us in spite of ourselves. So, let’s start today from where we are, yes, it will take some dying to our flesh, patient, longsuffering, forgiveness, intentionally controlling of our tongue, et. However, we can do this together. We will not have the question asked of us, where did the love go? We will and can exhibit it in our lives.
Pastor's Mike and Allean Morgan are also facilitators for a class that was founded by Pastor's Francis and Flower
Briscoe entitled "What God Has to Say About "Marriage". Our upcoming conferences are still postponed due to the status of COVID -19. We will keep you updated and informed when our next follow-up conferences will begin.. In the meantime, we are praying for you and your families. Please pray for all of the military and their families that have made and are continuing to make sacrifices for us each day as we celebrate the 4th of July, also, keep the CDC, first responders, US Mail delivers, USPS, FedEx, Grocery workers and all others who are continuing to serve us without failure in your prayers. Please pray for their strength and wisdom. There are so many bereaved families that are in need of our prayers as well, let us lift them up to our Savior. Our Zoom, Google Meet, as well as our e-mails are always available to each of you, so if you need to reach out to us during this time, do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will get back with you, of course, the telephone is always a good option. We love you, miss you, and will await for God to rejoin us again. Until then, remember God is still on the throne and moving in a mighty way. Blessing to each of you. You can always visit our web-page for additional information we will keep it updated - www.whatgodhastosayaboutmarriage.