I haven’t written earnestly in a little while, and Hey it’s a new day packing with mercy and abundant Grace! Who’s to say this could be my last ever post… (which it won’t be because God has SO MUCH MORE in-store for me) *eeeeexciting stuff* but it it were to be, I want to do it justice like I did in my OG Posts: “Dear Faith, Stand” or “Who Is Like Beyonce/Who Is Like The Lord“
Word: Okay let me get straight to the point! I’m here to talk about love. Not the “rom-com/dreamy/princessy” or the thug lovin’ we might be familiar with. Nope! I’m talking about sacrificial love, love that costs! I hope whoever did spread that “love don’t cost a thing” quote around attached a strong disclaimer which reads something along the lines of: Oh but it does, It costs sacrifice even unto death.
True love will cause you to die to yourself, your desires, your self-seeking body, your desires. When you love something/someone it may mean you putting your happiness/comfort aside JUST to see that other person/thing happy-er and truth be told not many people [myself included] are not willing to do that..it needs to stop and it needs to change…
Often I scroll through my twitter feeds (@faithfullyrooky) and the religious debates are on going Islam/Christianity/Buddhism/Judaism and at to my surprise I do not have the appropriate biblical reference to answer some questions and I care about this because when your Faith is put on the line, you 1) need to know what you actually believe in which comes [I believe] only from reading the word for yourself and 2) want to just blast the whole TL with how much your Faith is the truth…
Often I hear and see quotes of different people/scholars/teachers/philosophers, the elite of Insta/Tumblr and I just scoff at the blatant hi-jacks of God’s word, remixed with some “ethical” principles and turned into people’s day-to-day motto -_- “the things we would know about life and the world only IF we picked up a bible, read it and understood” *she thinks out loud* Today; There was a suggestion of a certain “harmony and tranquillity” in Buddhist teachings.. Which although I’ve never read personally I’m sure they are filled with peace…
SO IS THE BIBLE:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” MORE HERE
The bible is filled with all that and so much more about Money, Finances, Beauty, Relationships, Friendships, Law, Politics, Science, Literature, Mathematics, Fashion, Food Absolutely e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g one of the reasons I am doing a Bible Give-away real real soon.
should separate a Christian from any other human being on the planet, religious or not is the Love Factor.. Forget “not drinking/going out/sleeping around/lying/murder” and all these other non-important situations we constantly fall short on, fail miserably to change and let’s focus on the Two Greatest Commandments:
28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”
I didn’t say it, Jesus did! You want to know why your breakthrough has not yet come, unanswered prayers, why your ministry is not being fulfilled…
Do you Love people? Despite how they have failed you, despite how they lie and complain, despite your disagreements, despite how bad they’ve treated you or will you live in bitterness and contempt, wishing bad on someone who has long moved on and is busy loving and being loved…
Love is the mirror in which the world see’s God in you – Yours Faithfully