Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh How He Loves Us

"Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with Him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious, but extravagant! He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of Himself to us. Love like that." Ephesians 5:2

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us. :)" 1 John 4:16-19

"Love Never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut, 
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies...

 But for now we have three things to do to lead us towards that consummation:
Trust steadily in God, 
Hope unswervingly,
Love extravagantly.

And the best of these three,
is LOVE.
1 Corinthians 13 MSG