| Follow the Way of LOVE
Exactly what is the way of love? The only way to find out is going to the authority on love which is the Bible:
12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13. Forebearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
The above scripture cover allot of territory. According to this when we are spoken of in a less then complimentary way, we must let it pass, forgiving those that have come against us.
Hmm this also is saying that we shouldn't gossip about anyone. Gossip isn't love is it? How many times we hear a prayer request, told to us in great detail about how nasty or what every a person is?
This is plain old gossip when we speak ill of another, no matter how tempting it is, it's wrong. We need to stop a tale of someone at the very beginning. Our flesh loves to gossip, our ears perk up and we want so bad to hear it; I wonder why that is?
Gossip is another form of murder, and just as dangerous! We destroy not only a persons name, but ministries as well.
If we want to be Christ like and over comers, then we must line up with the Word of God, and treat others with love.
At the very moment we ask the Lord Jesus to be our Lord, the spirit of love comes into us by way of the Holy Spirit. But like all things, we need to learn how to operate in this love; it's like a muscle and must be exercised. When we ask the Lord to teach us how to act in love, He is faithful and will teach us.
Some of us have an easier time learning to love then the rest of us, but that's no excuse. The flesh needs to brought down, so that the Spirit of God can reign within us; and this is a major part of it.
We're all in this together, and it's not always easy, so lets pray for each other and talk less. As we practice love, peace will move through us as well .. Bless you and keep you I pray .
Abba thank you for your word, and your anointing. Touch each of us, opening our eyes and hearts to accept your convicting voice. Teach us Holy Spirit to walk in your love. Help us to speak only positive words of others, protecting their names. Teach us to love others as you love us, use us as your hands extended. Raise us to take the place you have ordained us to stand in. We give you all the glory and honor.. we praise your holy name .. thank you Abba .. in Jesus name amen