Joy Of Loving – Love Is Stronger Than Fear

Joy Of Loving – Love Is Stronger Than Fear

“If we want to avoid the suffering of someone leaving us, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.” (Henri J.M. Nouwen)

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I Want To Know What Love Is

I Want To Know What Love Is

Christian Devotional

Since the dawn of time men and women have been searching for love. Adam and Eve loved each other and they taught their children about love. But as the population of the earth grew ever bigger, not everyone could feel the love their souls desired.

Men and women began looking for love in all the wrong places trying to feel a void that could only be filled with love. Countless songs have been written about looking for love. Mostly they are talking about the love of a man or women.

know_what_love_isMarried love is one of the greatest loves of all, but the greatest love of all love is between a person and their Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

One of the great rock songs about love was written by Mick Jones. I’ve enclosed seven lines from his song “I Want to know What Love Is.”

“I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me.”

I saw this un attributed quote on Pintrest recently, it says “Jesus died for you knowing you might not love Him back. That is love!”

If you want to know what love is then look no farther that Jesus Christ. If you read about his life and study his teachings you will know what love is, what real, eternal love is.

Mr. Jones goes on to write:

“In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far, to change this lonely life.”

No love, except the Saviors love, can really ease heart ache and pain. With Christ you can face anything. Through Christ you will never need to feel lonely again.

Troy Wagstaff

Daily Devotional With Christian Pictures

Daily Devotional With Christian Pictures or Memes

Christ-Like Love

Christ-Like Love

This spritely Christian picture comes from 1 Corinthians 13 that talks about charity, which in this case is another word for love. This passage of scripture describes what the attributes of love are.  Just as there are many kinds of love, romantic love, friendship love, love our fellowman, and love ourselves to mention a few, these attribute can and should apply in all those love relationships.

Include loving ourselves. I hope that is not a foreign thought. Remember the scripture that says “love thy neighbor as thyself”?  If you don’t love yourself then you can’t love your neighbor much, if at all.

That commandment to love our neighbor as our self is a two pronged commandment. Love our self and love our neighbor. This is not a selfish thing, it’s an inspired thing. If you love yourself and recognize that you are a son or daughter of God then you would want to treat yourself better by not getting involved in anything that can harm the temple that you are.

Daily Devotion On Loving The Lord

Daily Devotion On Loving The Lord

The primary message from the teachings of Jesus Christ is love. Jesus taught many times to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” He also taught us to love thy neighbor as thyself.

Then we come to this passage found in Matthew 10:35-37 which reads:

“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:35-37)

At first glance this passage seems a little vigorous and not the calming message of peace that love is. But in looking more closely we see that this passage of scripture fits nicely within the theme of love. It is a message of prioritizing our love.

We learn that we should love God and His only begotten Son in the flesh more than anyone or anything. Yes indeed, we must love God more than our spouse or children. We must love God more than any feeling or thought in our mind and more than anything in this world.

This kind of love requires great faith. It is easy to love someone you can touch and hold within you arms. It’s easy to love someone you can physically laugh with and find joy with in person. But it takes great faith to love someone you haven’t seen with your mortal eyes. The scriptures teach us to “trust in The Lord with all thine heart.” If we can trust in The Lord with all our heart then we should be able to love God with all our heart and before anyone or anything else.

Love is the greatest human emotion of all. If we can exercise our faith to love our Savior and our Father in Heaven before anyone or anything then we can have faith enough for anything else.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37)

If we love God first and foremost then the love we have for our spouse and children and any other worthy thing will be so much the better. That love will be more pure and Christ like.

By Troy Wagstaff © All Rights Reserved

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Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the places you can. All the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can. John Wesley


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Do what you can and pray for what you cannot do.

 


 

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God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t. That must tell us something…


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Stress makes you believe everything has to happen right now…Faith reassures you that everything will happen in Gods Timing.

 


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The first to forgive is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forgive is the happiest.

 


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Forgiveness: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, you Heavenly Father will forgive you. CallahanWriter.

 


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Please forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others their trespasses against us.

 


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Forgiveness allows you to stop carrying the burden and pain associated with whatever hurt you.

 


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When God speaks and a man that men will always will be right. Thomas s. Monson.


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Everything happens for a reason. Oh really? Everything happens for one of two reasons…Consequences or because God wills it so.

 

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Trusting God’s plan for your everyday life is equally  as important as trusting God’s plan for your eternal life.

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IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT IS?

IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT IS?

We’ve all heard the old adage that “if it’s too good to be true” then it is. However, I take issue with that aphorism, I say that if it is too good to be true it probably is, but not always.

2_good_2_b_trueLet’s take the following story as an example to the exception of this adage. Imagine that you have lost all your worldly possessions, you’ve lost your family and you have been living in the street for ten years. You have no income forcing you to beg for money and food, and you sleep for wherever you can find shelter. Let’s add to this sad scenario, a substance abuse problem. You have many illnesses related to exposure to the elements, poor diet and substance abuse problems. It all seems hopeless and it all seems lost! Surely, there is no hope.

You have been raised right, you know that you not supposed to steal or lie. Living on the streets has jaded you. The environment that you are forced to live in has taken away much of your humanity and your sensibilities. You find yourself committing crimes to survive and you find yourself committing crimes to sustain your substance abuse. You’re living a senseless life filled with despair and no hope.

Put yourself in that situation, assume that you do not know of the tender mercies of Christ. You’re sitting on the street corner in filthy clothes with filthy hygiene and you’re holding a sign asking for money. Someone comes up to you and talks to you while they’re putting money in your hand and they start to tell you about a person who came to earth and he paid the price for all of your sins, and of all the sins of all the people on earth. This man has felt everything that you have ever felt or that you will ever fill. This man has provided a way for you to not only get off the street and not only get into clean clothes but to get into heaven with the righteous.

truth_never_2_good_2_b_trueDoes this sound too good to be true? If you’re reading this Blog then you know where I’m going with this illustration, but really think what would be like to be in those circumstances and then you are introduced to Christ and his love and his boundless saving grace and mercy, wouldn’t that all seem just a little too good to be true? Well it’s not too good to be true. It is a fact. It is the most blessed fact or truth on the earth.

The story of Jesus Christ, and the doctrine contained in the Bible that teaches us about His Life and His teachings are true. Within the book covers of the Bible is the way to the truth and salvation, they are the pathways whereby we can receive eternal happiness.

Consider what the word eternal means? The word eternal means “without end.” So think what this means, happiness without end. To live with God and his son Jesus Christ is happiness forever, without end.

Even though we started off with the story of the homeless person that appeared to have no hope, each one of us are beggars, we all depend on the same God to give us life, we all rely on that same God to forgive us of our sins and through His grace and His mercy to live with Him throughout eternity.

We can all say that this idea is too good to be true. But it is true! So when you hear the old adage “if it’s too good to be true, it is” always keep in the back of my mind that sometimes it can be that good and still be true. When it comes to Jesus Christ, it is too good to be true but it is true. We all need to remember Jesus Christ our Savior, and our Eternal Father in Heaven love us unconditionally, they are perfectly willing to give us grace and mercy if we are willing to reach out to them.

 

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