The Power Of Love You Just Cannot Resist
Love is real! God is the only source of that real love and it cannot be changed. Love is who God is, it is His character. He gives mercy as an expression of His love. Everything He has done for us in the past, anything He does for us today or hope to do in the future, it is from His heart of love. Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never fails! Read (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
The greatest demonstration of love comes when you willingly lay down your life for someone, without ever second guessing yourself. It becomes your mark of identification, first as an example of Christ and then as a one of His disciples.
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you…” ~ John 15:13-14
It is hard to imagine what the world would be like without that dominance of God’s love permeating the heart and lives of His people. It is what I call the power of love you just cannot resist! And so with the kind of power as it emanates from love, let us be encouraged to do as we’ve been commanded.
Love No Matter What
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly…Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ~ Susan Polis Schutz
Love in hard times
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate you friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Love What You Do
“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.” ~ Fr. Jerome Cummings “..if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work..if you love your work, you will find your reward in that.” ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Love Letting Go
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.” ~ Muhammad Ali
This then is the power of love! We love, because He [God] first loved us.
Love, and especially compassionate love, are most certainly necessities! We sure could use more of them throughout the world. Imagine the changes if everyone felt that way! #sitsblogging
Hi Wendy, thanks for connecting. Your comment is very much appreciated. Have a blessed day!
I have trouble commenting on posts about your God and don’t wish to offend anyone – I did enjoy the quote from Dalai Lama though. 🙂
Thanks Vikki, so great to have you stop by. Glad that you enjoyed the quote from Dalai Lama. Blessings! 🙂
I “Loved” this post. God’s love is the greatest love of all and aren’t we so fortunate! Thank you for your positive and loving post. It made my day. Have a wonderful weekend with those that you love. Visiting from SITS
Thank you so much Suzanne! I am feeling your energy – positive and upbeat! Such encouraging words. God bless you and have a wonderful weekend too. 🙂
Yes, God’s love is the biggest of all! It is His love that allows us to love, forgive, and care about others. 🙂 Without His love, we wouldn’t know love! His love must be put first always!
Stopping by from #SITSBlogging!
Great to have you! You are absolutely right. A valuable and timely contribution you’ve made! Thanks for the affirmation of love in such a beautiful way.
Hi Tammy, great having you! Most definitely God’s love conquers all..His love covers a multitude of faults. I will hop over and check out your blog. God bless you! 🙂
Wonderful post. I just wrote a post about a perfect God in a marriage of two imperfect people. His love can and will conquer all. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful! So fitting for Valentines Day too.
Such beautiful words and thoughts. So perfect for Valentines Day too.
Thanks Wendy. Trust that you had a great Valentine’s Day. God bless you!
Love these quotes. I especially like the one about love being shown in deeds vs. words.
I am glad you enjoyed the quotes Tara. That particular quote I think is a clear cut demonstration of love – like putting what is said into action. Blessings!
Great reminders about how important it is to give and receive genuine love!
Thanks TerriAnn for this affirmation. So good to have you, have a blessed day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Stopping by to visit your beautiful blog from #SITSBlogging ! :0)
Thank you Vickie! So great to have you. Trust that you had a great Valentine’s Day too. I’ll be stopping by your blog too. Have a blessed day/weekend! 🙂
I love to think about the greatest love of all on Valentine’s day–but the best thing is is that it is available and the same all year long! I made some printables with verses that talk about God’s love on my blog yesterday! I’m coming by from #SITSBlogging!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. We are carriers of God’s love and like you quite rightly said, it is the same and available all year long. I am heading over to your blog. God bless you! 🙂
I love these quotes especially the one from the Dali Lama. Such good reminders that love isn’t always easy but always right. Happy Valentine’s Day, Stopping by from SITSblogging.
Thank you Tara! 🙂 I agree that love isn’t always easy but it is definitely the right thing to do. The humanness inside of us would try to use reason and logic versus that truth of “loving others in spite of.” Great contribution. I also trust that you had a great Valentine’s Day!
You are exactly right Val! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your thoughts with us. God bless you! 🙂
Nice post! You are right on. God’s love is tried and true and we all need to love as God loves. This world would be a better place if we all did!
Thanks for sharing. What an inspiring post. It’s amazing how easy it is to love, when you actually choose to love. Happy Valentine’s Day
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Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Tosin! I love the way you said this – “It’s amazing how easy it is to love, when you actually choose to love.” Thanks for taking the time out to stop by and to share your thoughts. Great connecting with you! 🙂
What a great blog! Inspiring & encouraging. Glad that I have had the opportunity through The SITS Girls to find you. I am sharing with others. Have a great day!
So happy to have you. It is amazing how God moves to connect us to bring about glory and honor unto Himself and to be a source of encouragement, inspiration and hope to each other. Have a wonderful day also.
So true! Love is the most important thing. Without love nothing else matters. I really like the quotes you posted! Visiting from #Sitsblogging.
Thanks Miranda, a warm welcome. I am so appreciative of you taking the time to demonstrate your love and support. That’s the power of God’s love in action through you. God bless you!
Yes, God’s love is the most important. Self love comes second. I think only when you have these two in place can love for others be achieved. Stopping by from the SITS girls comment love. http://www.LivingHappierAfter.com
Oh absolutely Wilma. God’s love must take precedence over self love. It is the order in which true love will be allowed to flow through us here on earth. I am so happy you took the time to stop by. God bless you.