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
‘It always protects …’
I guess you’ve figured out by now that today’s writer is the pretty Miss Demiladeayo. Before I continue, let me mention again how much I love her name. Oluwademiladeayo – it’s a mouthful but a very beautiful name. Anyway I digress – Engineer Adeayo is a sweet spirit and an amazing writer (you should know by now that our write-ins are by amazing writers 😉 ). She blogs at demiladeayo.com. Make sure you check it out – there’s something for everyone.
Here’s Deayo’s take on ‘Love always protects’!
The statement ‘love always protects’ immediately brings to mind the image of a mother and the love for her child.
The word of God says that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
It is always amazing to watch a mother come to the defence of her child to ensure that he or she is well protected from the cold, he or she is not hungry and he or she is emotionally stable- that is what a true mother would do. It is the same when we are truly in love with someone- we always want to protect that person; either the person’s image or the person’s love. Even when we are hurting there is always this sense of “May nothing bad ever happen to this person I love”, because we could not bear losing such a person.
How much more is God’s love for us? Even when we fall short and we think we would be left defenceless and alone. Even when we fall short and we think God is so angry as to allow the forces of darkness and evil deal with us; he promises- “I will never leave you nor forsake you“- because real love protects.
The word of God also says that perfect love drives out all fear.
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.
Remember all those fairy-tale movies we watched were the wicked queen tries to harm the humble princess and the charming prince tries to save her? No matter the tragedy that unfolds at the end of the day, love always wins and they live happily ever after.
Love never fails because God never fails. God’s love will never fail you when you need it the most. And because nothing can separate you from the love of God you are more than a conqueror.
Love is usually depicted as a fairy tale anyway and with our God, there’s victory always!!! Never forget that – EVER!!! God’s love wins over all – even faith and hope 😉
‘’Love never fails.’’
Its Christmas tomorrow!!!
Seasons Greetings to all my family, friends, fans and followers! Hope y’all enjoyed the countdown with me. Since its the last day, we’ll just wrap up by laying down Christmas rules for this year; let’s call them our commandments.
Thou shall remember the real reason for the season and share it with others.
Thou shall show love to every single person – Agape love which is the love of Christ.
Thou shall not celebrate Christmas religiously but thou shall celebrate for the right reasons.
Thou shall remember that its a Sabbath day so keep it holy 🙂
Thou shall do something different this year – extend a giving hand or a hand of friendship and make somebody’s Christmas.
Thou shall spread cheer and only cheer!!!
Thou shall say at least one kind word to everyone you come in contact with. You never know who needs ‘healing’.
Thou shall not worry about the following day or hour or minute or second!!! 😉 Live the day as it comes.
Thou shall not covet your neighbour’s chicken, property or Christmas gift. Be content!!!
Its Christ’s birthday but thou shall not misuse the name of the Lord!!!
Those are our 10 commandments!!! Come on y’all, let’s make this a Christmas to remember!!! Let’s go 25/12/2011!!! 😀
Have a very merry Christmas and may the joy and blessings of this season fill your house!
Normally its the 12 days of Christmas but we’ll make ours the 7 days to Christ mass!!! We’re going to go day by day as we count down to Christmas and get some insight on celebrating the Christ-way!!!
Today’s focus is love. We all know John 3:16 but how many of us really understand it. For a moment take your mind off God giving His son and focus on Jesus choosing to come, leaving His glory in heaven and humbling Himself to be born as a helpless baby, dependent on everyone around Him for His needs when He had every angel in heaven worshiping Him, knowing that He was going to suffer and ultimately die. He did not know what would happen after His death o!!! People just say Jesus came to die for our sins – quite alright He did but He died the most shameful death of His time without the assurance that people would turn their hearts back to God; yet He did it for us because of His love for us.
We have a new command to love one another. So consider these two:
1) As we love our families, remember as a Christian you’ve entered into a new relationship – a family of believers so love one another.
2) We say we love our families but how many of us have selfless love for everyone in our families? Christ has set the standard so love like Christ does.
Love isn’t optional for Christians. We are to be people who love each other in the self sacrificing way that Jesus loves so that others can see how real Jesus is by the difference He makes in our lives!
Think about this, celebrate in agape (the love of Christ) and see you tomorrow!!!