Sunday, July 21, 2013

His Love Is Changing Me

1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Photo by Iryna Yeroshko (Flickr)
“A love that never fails! Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Has human love ever failed you? … I’m guessing your answer may be, ‘Yes it has –  more times than I like to admit!’ 1 Corinthians 13:8 promises that ‘love never fails!’ Not God’s kind of love anyway. …

“Listen to heaven’s answer: God loves you – with a love that never fails. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately. God loves you with unfailing love!” – “A Love That Never Fails,” Max Lucado - UpWords Ministries, May 30, 2013

Knowing this kind of love is reassuring. I would have given up a long time ago had it not been for God never giving up on me. And as I continue to learn how much He loves me (in spite of my rebellious ways) I am learning to see myself – and others – differently.

Since I’ve begun writing for this blog and the Coffee with Sheryl Blog, I have received lots of emails from those struggling with various sinful or bad habits. God’s constant love and mercy toward me regarding choices I’ve made in the past (and continue to make) have enabled me to be much less judgmental.

Father, thank You for never failing to love me, especially when I don’t deserve it. And help me to love others with that same kind of love!

This week’s goal:
While memorizing 1 Corinthians 13:8, I will recognize more fully God’s unfailing love for me and learn to extend that same kind of love toward others.

What about you?
  • Does realizing that God’s love for you will never come to an end help you see yourself – and others – differently?

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