Love One-Four Extra


‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’

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First off, I want to say a giant thank you to all our Love 14 writers – Thanks for tolerating my hounding and for sending your posts in time so I wasn’t left hanging and we didn’t have a vacant day space. God bless you all real good … For those that missed it, there’s a link to every post here. Just click on a quote and you’ll be transported to another ‘Love Kingdom’.

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The consequences of loving varies across board and lines of experience. Some people have a “Cinderella” kind of story to tell, while others can easily relate to a full epistle of how Cynthia was stood up at the airport in her wedding gown for a husband that never showed up! Such is life.

Frank

We all know kindness is about giving but trust me – human kindness always has a limit but God’s kindness doesn’t.

Dela

Love does not wish that yours was his, or hers was yours, or his wasn’t his.
Love does not envy, because love understands the truth
That what’s mine is ultimately yours, and what’s yours is mine.

Oreva

There is no point being in a relationship with someone if they have proven over and over that they cannot be trusted because “love – trust = frustration & unfulfillment”. The only way we can totally free our significant other to love us unconditionally is by giving him/her our trust.

Vivien

After all, the greatest commandment is to love God with all your soul, heart and mind, so why not prove your love to him by living to bring honour and not dishonour to his name

Victory

When you are about taking the easy way out
Just remember – He could have done the same
But for your sake and mine he bore the shame
True love endures hard times

Kolade

Whenever I hear these statements “Do you know how much I love you or do you know what I have done for him/her?”… it gets me thinking and I begin to ask myself what is love all about?

Ofumi

Love is a seed that grows, how beautiful it’s tree;
it feeds the needy and is a shelter for the storm, for it dances through the winds and waves but still stands strong, sitting beautifully in its roots. 

Esther

Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, “I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for me!”
Fourteen children were saved that day because ONE father was faithful.

Unknown

The protective nature of love always helps us to feel at peace and guarded. We know that we are never alone. We know that our steps are ordered by the Lord.

Deayo

But what happened when the prodigal son saw himself as he truly was – worthless without his father and unworthy to be called son? He was welcomed in grand style by his father.

Comfort

Does this mean I am capable of forgiving and forgetting all the time?
No. I’m not. I’m a work in progress. By His grace, I’ll get there.
And you too can be a work in progress, who says you can’t be a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously???? Who??

Sola

And when you finally seek Need…
I am Found… I have always been here… Remember I will always be with YOU.
So I definitely do not fail…
Because I AM…

Glory

“Realize that everyone needs something and focus on meeting the other person’s needs instead of waiting for your own needs to be met”. This is the definition of selflessness.

Nomnso

I can’t end this without appreciating all of you who read, commented and liked posts during this series – thanks for encouraging me and encouraging the writers. I love you Ganaija fam!!!

Loads of kisses because

‘’Love never fails.’’

Ghanaijachic.

Love One-Four 16.14


In case you missed the last posts:

Love is Patient

Love Is Kind

Love does not envy

Love does not boast

Love is not proud

Love does not dishonor others

Love is not self-seeking

Love is not easily angered

Love keeps no record of wrongs

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth

Love always protects

Love always trusts

Love always hopes

‘… always perseveres.’

 Happy new month everyone!!! Guess what? WordPress just reminded me that I registered this blog 5 years ago today … Its our anniversary (and I forgot X_X ). Anyway thanks for sticking with me even when I was VERY inconsistent. I know you know I’m better now 😉 

Anyway, welcome to the second half of 2016! May God’s blessings be on us as we journey through … Love 14 continues with persevering love –

Perseverance is one of those words that often confuses me – not the definition but the application. When do you know it’s time to let go and when are you sure that you should hold on? My dad sent me this piece a few days ago and I think it’s the perfect piece for this. I don’t know the writer so I can’t introduce (unfortunately) but enjoy the last love one four piece:

This is a very touching story to our dear parents (especially our Fathers):

Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. “Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged and the boy ran off to school.

Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to discover what happened to their son but they couldn’t get any information. The radio announced that there were thousands of casualties.  Samuel then grabbed his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw brought tears to his eyes. Armand’s school was a pile of debris. Other parents were standing around crying.

Samuel found the place where Armand’s classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble.  He then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another one.

One of the parents looking on asked, “What are you doing?”  “Digging for my son,” Samuel answered. The man then said, “You’re just going to make things worse! The building is unstable,” and tried to pull Samuel away from his work.

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Samuel just kept working. As time wore on, one by one, the other parents left. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble.  Samuel looked at him and said, “Won’t you help me?”  The worker left and Samuel kept digging.

All through the night and into the next day, Samuel continued digging.  Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the ruins.  But, Samuel just kept working.  He picked up a beam and pushed it out of the way when he heard a faint cry. “Help! Help!”  Samuel listened but didn’t hear anything again.  Then he heard a muffled voice, “Papa?”

Samuel began to dig furiously.  Finally he could see his son.  “Come on out, son!” he said with relief.

“No,” Armand said.  “Let the other kids come out first because I know you’ll get me.”  Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand appeared.  Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, “I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for me!”

Fourteen children were saved that day because ONE father was faithful.

How much more faithful is our heavenly Father!

My conclusion therefore is that, all these attributes of love are interwoven. As much as you hope and persevere, you should also not be self-seeking in that you want to satisfy your own desires. The Holy Spirit is very helpful in this regard – trust Him to guide you and order your steps and you’ll be fine – most of the time. The rest of the time, God’s there to catch you and help you stand right back up.

‘’Love never fails.’’

Ghanaijachic.