is one of the bible discoveries that’s still lingering on with me. So here’s some more of the content from last weekends talk that’s producing good things in me.
The consistent indicator of the impact of a passage on me, is always. I end up talking through ideas from my talks in my conversation with others in the days after.
Let love fuel all you do and your world will be changed.
Peter Ustinov said it brilliantly:- “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
Agape draws its meaning directly from the revelation of God in Christ. It is not a form of natural affection, however, intense, but a supernatural fruit of the Spirit.
Love talked about is easily ignored. But love demonstrated is irresistible.
Love marries both gift and grace.
To refuse to love is to contract inward, shrivel, decay and die. For to live in the Spirit is to love.
Stego is from stege, meaning roof. Love covers and protects like a roof covers a house and protects it from storms. Love throws a protective cover over its object.
Love keeps out resentment as a roof keeps out of the rain. Love bears the storms of disappointment, the rains of failure, and the winds of time and circumstances.
Imagine what the love of Jesus, fully enlivening your life could look like?
Remember “Love.. . always hopes, always perseveres. . never fails.”
Just a few verses from 1 Corinthians 13 living on in me.