CONTROLLED BY HIS LOVE – Pastor Chris
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening] (1 Corinthians 13:7 AMPC).
The Holy Spirit helps you control your emotions and attitude, and build an excellent character. Through fellowship with the Holy Spirit, you’ll not be given to sudden or choleric temper; rather, you’d be love-controlled.
Never let anger dominate you. Even when you feel you’ve been mistreated, don’t react in a negative way. Rather, say to yourself, “I’ll let it go for the sake of Jesus.” That’s the way His love controls us. Our theme verse says, “Love bears up under anything….” This is the triumph of love.
Did you know this wasn’t possible under the Law? They just couldn’t walk in love. But now that we’re born again, it’s our daily walk in Christ. We can walk in love; talk in love, and think lovingly about others. Letting yourself love people is letting God rule and work through you.
Loving others doesn’t make you a weak person; rather, it’s a demonstration of your God-nature. Therefore, wherever you are, create an atmosphere of love, kindness, and grace. Let the liquid love of Jesus flow through you to others. They’ll see it in your eyes; you may not have to say or do anything before it pulls people to you. His love is that strong.
Consciously overlook the wrongs done to you. That someone doesn’t know enough to treat you right shouldn’t stop you from always responding in love. Make up your mind to always respond with love. Love is ever ready to believe the best of others and give selflessly too.
As Jesus is, so am I in this world. I’m a product of love; I abound in love, and I never fail, for my spirit is renewed every day. I’m ever ready to believe the best of others, for the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. Glory to God!
FURTHERSTUDY: 1 Corinthians 13:1-6 AMPC; 2 Corinthians 5:14
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 21:1-25 & 1 Chronicles 26-29
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 15:33-47 & Deuteronomy 6
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