Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday Morning, June 17
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
THE POWER OF LOVE
1 Corinthians 13:7 ERV "Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits."
Everyone claims to be in love! But that's obviously not true. If it's true, then there would be no divorces, no abandoning of children, no heartbreaks, there would be peace, there would be second, third, and fourth chances, there would be forgiveness, no grudges, no malice, and less pain. We think that we love; how I wish we really did!
They say, "Once beaten twice shy." Meaning that when you have been hurt by something or someone you tend to avoid that person or thing. But love never gives up! It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits! Love is a risk taker! It is always willing to try again, always believing for a change, always believing that things will get better; it is never shy. You say that love is foolish and weak; no, brave and wise are those who truly love!
Did I hear you say that love is not easy? Trying to love naturally isn't easy, that's why it is a fruit of the Spirit. True love is of God. There will always be reasons to give up on people: I sense that there's someone contemplating divorce, don't! Love your husband, he'll soon change if you love him with the love of the Lord. I know you've been hurt, refuse to stay hurt, love! Free yourself from the shackles of hate! Forgive your parents, forgive your boss, forgive your ex, forgive your children, forgive your molesters! Love must never end. Help us dear Lord!