Friday, August 21, 2015

August 22, 2015

"Love never fails....." I Corinthians 13:8

Nearly 30 years ago counselor Gary Chapman wrote a very insightful book entitled "The Five Languages of Love". I highly recommend this book!

The big idea expressed in the book is that not every one gives or receives love in the same way and identifies the five most common ways love is expressed or received. In order to feel loved by your significant other you must understand your love language and theirs.

I share that because if you are going to understand and experience God's unfailing love you must know His primary love language.

Do you know what it is?

His love language is obedience. In order to fully involve yourself in His unfailing love you must obey His command to be filled with His Holy Spirit.

“16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” Galatians 5:16-26

The only way to know His unfailing love and to show His unfailing love is to be filled with His Holy Spirit!

The only way to love with unfailing love is to be filled with the spiritual fruit of His love so He can love through you!

Love never fails!

God's love works every time it is tried!

Are you loving with unfailing love?

Have you learned God's love language?

Will you be filled with His Spirit?