Love Never Fails

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Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails Written by: Dr. Creflo Dollar ©2008-2011 Creflo Dollar Ministries/World Changers Church International, All Rights Reserved

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails With all the spiritual principles to learn and execute as Christians, there is one that we must never lose sight of. In fact, it must be our principle goal in life as Believers. It is the law of love, and it is a command from God. Walking in love is not a religious cliché; it is a lifestyle that must be cultivated. It is so important because it is what shows the world what God is really all about. Without love, we can do nothing.

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails First Corinthians 13 provides the guidelines for walking in love because it explains what love is and what it is not. When we can understand these principles and judge our behavior by the standard of God’s love according to the Word, we can begin to operate in the power God desires for our lives. Many times, we bring our own definitions of love to the table, which are usually based on our emotions. However, in order to truly walk in the biblical type of love, we must follow the Word’s outline

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails The Apostle Paul begins the chapter by discussing some of the things that Christians use to gauge the success of their relationship with God. Verses 1-3 talk about speaking in tongues, prophesying, understanding the things of God, having a lot of biblical knowledge , having strong faith, and giving to the poor. While all these things are important and we may identify with them as Believers, none of them supersede walking in love. There are people who give to the poor and prophesy, but when it comes to their dealings with others, they can be as mean as a rattlesnake! Verses 4-8 describe the characteristics of love—things we should be striving to exemplify in our relationships with others

I Corinthians 13:4-8:

I Corinthians 13:4-8 Love endures long and is patient and kind: love is never envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong] (The Amplified Bible ).

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails What an impressive set of qualities! I am sure we can all think of times where we have failed to walk in love where our treatment of others is concerned. Sometimes our words and actions may be motivated out of jealousy and pride. As Christians, we can easily become “puffed up” and arrogant when we feel we have reached a certain spiritual level. Unfortunately, everything we do that is the opposite of love can be felt by others, and it can push them away from God. After all, if those in the body of Christ aren’t walking in love, who will be the true example?

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails In order to become better “lovers,” we must make an honest assessment of our lives. Have we allowed the responses of the flesh to dictate how we treat others? Has the enemy deceived us about what is really important? There is no doubt that we will be faced with situations and people that may push our buttons, or try to move us from our love walk, but we must purpose in our hearts to make the 1 Corinthians model of love our ultimate goal in life. From our marriages to our dealings with co-workers, family, and friends, we must always consider the love of God when interacting with others. If it doesn’t line up with God’s way of doing things, it must be rejected.

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails Renewing our minds to walk in love is a process. We all have our flesh to contend with and overcome. Before we came to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, many of us were used to responding to people and situations a certain way. The flesh, or way of thinking that opposes God’s Word, is always looking for an opportunity to express itself. It wants to fly off the handle, cuss folks out, and be selfish. However, those are the times when we must choose God’s way as an act of our will. If we miss the mark, we should at least have the ability to discern where we got out of love and get back on track by repenting and asking the Lord to forgive us.

Love Never Fails:

Love Never Fails The more we practice the principles outlined in 1 Corinthians 13 , the more love will become “first-nature.” As we continue to renew our minds and walk in love on purpose, we will find ourselves being used mightily by God. There is no situation that cannot be overcome with the love of God. It never fails.

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