L is for…

Someone remembers, someone cares; your name is whispered in someone’s prayers. Keep bright hope of the future in view; someone lovingly is thinking of you.
~ Unknown Author ~

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:3-8 ~ (NKJV)

Hello friends. (smile) Love and longsuffering are spiritual fruit. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted. Everyone. The ability to receive love starts from within.

To experience love, from within, requires a spiritual connection, to God, through His Son, Jesus and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, as well as, choosing to let stuff go.

To know the depth of God’s love is to understand His pruning process will fill any emptiness within resulting in emotional wholeness that is transparent.  

Emotional wholeness is a loving heart that is open and complete. We can love whether others love us back! Praise The Lord.

It’s a powerful life style to love without conditions as illustrated in 1 Corinthians 13.

Twelve years ago, I fell in love with the New King James Version of 1 Corinthians 13.

It’s beautifully worded and provides a deep understanding of love without conditions. (smile)

This love has no fear.
This love gives life.
This love blesses and encourages.
This love forgives.
This love adapts.
This love nurtures.
This love lets go.
This love never fails.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and appreciate those who love us.

Enjoy your day and the rest of the M to Z challenge! (smile)

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Love and Forgiveness

Just because you’ve made mistakes doesn’t mean your mistakes get to make you. Take notice of your inner critic, forgive yourself and move on.
~ Unknown Author ~

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
~ Jeremiah 31:34~

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And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:3-8 (NKJV) ~

Hello friends. (smile) Love and forgiveness is needed to keep us from being stuck. Remember, things and stuff will be different for each of us. In life, we will make mistakes. In life, we will stumble. In life, we get hurt. Love and forgiveness heals.

Love ourself enough to forgive because God does. He does not withhold His love or remind us of our mistakes.

The past, to include challenges from yesterday should be forgiven.

The past does not define who we are today, unless we allow it.

Here’s the thing, sometimes, we make poor choices. Repent and forgive ourself. Those who love us will help us move forward because love never fails.

Love and forgiveness, with pure motives, is a beautiful thing to give and receive.

Love and forgiveness will trump angst.

Love and forgiveness helps us make better choices.

Love and forgiveness will renew the mind.

Love and forgiveness strengthens relationships.

Love and forgiveness frees us to live and enjoy life.

I have a few awesome friends that I am praying, by faith, are able to forgive and move forward with life because God and I care for them.

Love and forgiveness is a beautiful thing when we know that someone cares.

Blessings, my friends, as you enjoy your day! (smile)

Love is (Part 3)

The profound Love Letter to the World shown below is quite awesome, in the way, it lets us see someone, from a different perspective, and gives a better understanding on how stuff became stuff.

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We all have stuff. It takes courage to be honest about who we are and care less about what others think. People judge without having all the facts or knowing anything about us. (shock face) Here’s the thing, the words we use speak volumes about our spiritual maturity (milk or meat, flesh or spirit led), our values, level of integrity and the genuine love in our life. (smile) Come on now, let’s be real. How many times do we tell the positive stuff about someone verses the negative stuff? (smile)

This letter gives clarity to imagining what it might have been like. It’s loving and seeing someone as God loves and sees them. Hurting people can hurt people. Loving people can love people.

Love is God placing people, in our life, to love and help us when we don’t know we have issues. They love us anyway. In two words, it’s unconditional love!

Love is God working to make us emotionally whole and healthy for relationships. The past is the past, let us release it all to God and allow healing in those areas that we bandaid daily or polish our mask.

Recognize how much God loves us by the people He brings into our life to love us in spite of our stuff! It’s a beautiful thing to realize just how much God loves us by the people He puts in our life to love us and help us grow. Especially, when we are being unloveable. We can thank God that He does not bring people into our life with the same issues we struggle with!

Everyone wants to be loved and needed.

Love is 1 Corinthians 13:3-8 (NKJV) – 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

God bless us, by faith, as we adapt and love one another, and grow in Christ. Let thy will be done.