Love is the missing puzzle piece, for at the root of anything missing in our lives there we will find a lack of love. Every one of God’s perfect promises, ways, and truths are fulfilled, followed, and believed through love. We love because He first loved us, therefore we must learn to receive from Him for we cannot give to others what we have not been able to accept ourselves.
Any place we have not been Fathered by Love there will be a deficit (from emotions to finances and anything in between). May our goal be that we become so transformed by Love Himself that we are complete with nothing missing and nothing lacking- for in our seeking, yielding and finding we are changed and energized from glory to glory.
God is Love ~ Selah.
Let this truth permeate through your being, as you meditate on Him and allow Him to heal any lack in your life you will then find grace in running your race. When we seek the Lord with all of our hearts, we will find His heart. His cords of love draw us into His heart and when we completely attach to Him here oneness is attained.
May Love be the beautiful prize for which we run! Jesus’ heart is the reward, knowing Him is the prize! This is the greatest determining of one’s future – how well do you know Him, and how well do you love? “They will know you are Christians by your love” isn’t just a cute song or glossed over Scripture. It means what it says, you will know someone is a follower of Christ – better yet how well they know Christ by how well they love. To be Christ-like is synonymous with Love-like; loving like Christ.
What a gift, what a Savior, what a Love … He found me and I found Him; I am nothing without Love, I am nothing without Him. At whatever cost, may I learn to love and honor You Lord (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and others well.
“Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 TPT
“And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 AMP
“The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]” 1 John 4:8 AMP
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:7-13 NIV
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NIV