Yes, Going First

This thing of going first is risky at times.

It is going first with risk of what you give not being seen or accepted.

Going first comes with the risk of being vulnerable.

Going first is not easy for some of us.

It requires us to be, what some would say, mature.

Going first is loving first.

Pushing past the hurt of what another person said or did and still choosing to love them. Loving them because you and I, we know it is right and we know it is what Abba requires of us.

From experience I can admit that going first is certainly hard. I thought that the more I went first the easier it would become, but I’m finding out now that is not how it works. So now,  I consider my flesh dying. My flesh, the past of me that is selfish, that only thinks about myself, that cares little about others, that hates other people. Galatians chapter 5 gives a greater description of the flesh and also of the Holy spirit.

Todays devotional talks about going first, loving first. God, Abba, heavenly Father,  Jehovah loved His creation first. He loves us first at all times.

This morning I realized He loves me more than my fiancé does. I see that my fiancé loves me,  but by events I now see that my soon to be husbands love for me is not greater than God’s love for me. God’s love for me is something I can be content in and content with. It is a journey for me to say something like this, because I know how important it is to keep God first in my heart and by my actions.

When I have children, I will have to love them first.

After loving God and after loving my husband – as is taught by the Lord knows who, because I don’t know where or who it came from.

1 John 4:7-21 July 6 2017 ODB

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Love Is Powerful: Part 3

-Remember it is never about the love of power, but it is always about the Power of Love.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things… and Love endures all things.
-You have the God given ability, which is the Love of God in you, by the Holy Spirit of God in you to bear and endure all things.
-Continue to be determined to live the rest of your life in the Powerful Love of God because God is Love and Love never fails.
-Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!

Still Linger

Though you’re not here
Your kisses still linger

Anyways,
So I watched a movie out in theaters now titled Far From The Madding Crowd.  I’m still not sure about a movie title such as that one, but from it my boyfriend and I agree that love is dramatic.

Even God’s love. Because while we were still sinners Christ died for us. But God is love and to us His love  is big, dramatic and out of this world!
But to You Lord I wonder, is it just love?
Just love. Love as You know it.

Also had great pizza: a regular slice and a basil slice in Kew Gardens at Dinys.

Morning Text Message • 06/18/2014

1Jn 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue (only); but in DEED and in TRUTH.
Deed: (in this case) is the act of performing what is good.
Truth: Communication and information without lies
+++Seek to know and understand more about love.
1. The basis of love is giving.
2. Love without truth and understanding is corruption and confusion.
3. Love with truth and understanding promotes good changes in growth, development, respect, maturity, honor, faithfulness, commitment, and the list go on.
+++Love is a blessing. Continue in His Love.
+++ Blessed you are and blessed you will always be.
-Bro. A. Rose

Pining For Love

PINING FOR LOVE

Genesis 29:16-35

Leah may be seen as second best or the woman on the side, but she’s just as important as Jacob and Rachel in this account/story. Jacob loved Rachel, but Leah was worthy of love as well.

About Leah though, she may have been put off to the side, but there’s no doubt that she did have a relationship with God. It is true that all things work for good to them that love God. It is true that God looks upon the brokenhearted and pours His love upon them. For while Leah was unloved by Jacob, she was loved by God. Most of us know that God’s love is greater than the love any man or woman can give or show.

Though Leah desired and wanted love and affection from her spouse, she didn’t really get what she wanted because each time she had another child she was still unsatisfied. Every time (for three times) she thought she would win Jacob’s love because she bore another son, she didn’t. But she finally became satisfied and filled when instead of expecting Jacob to love her more because she bore another son, she gave praise to God. The level of Jacob’s love for her didn’t matter anymore, but God mattered. She decided to praise the Lord and point her focus and attention on God instead of on what she didn’t have.

I will bless the Lord!

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth!