Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hope lost.. restore it

A lot has been going on lately... not necessarily with me.. but the people around me.

I have some very close friends that are contemplating divorce.. and it just breaks my heart. When I heard.. I burst into tears. I haven't stopped praying for them since.
They're not the type of people you would expect that from.. they seem so happy. but I guess you never really know.

I've kinda.. lost hope in the human race. If people can't marry.. and work through every problem that comes their way.. then what's the point of it all??

When I get married.. I know that I'm not just gonna give up. I'm gonna let Jesus live through me.. So maybe I can at least resemble the love He has for us. I wanna do the best I can to show unconditional love. Because if I show it, it's more likely that that's what I'm gonna receive.

1 Corinthians 13 MSG 
1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.  8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
 11When I was an infant at my mother's breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
 12We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
 13But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

If I can in some small way resemble that kind of love... well then I'll have it made. If evey Christian could show That kind of love.. then there would be more unbelievers turning to Christ , because they SEE the difference.Examine  your heart.. how you love people. Make a change, and restore hope.

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