"Great things happen on the wheels of relationships.' And the oil that lubricates the wheels of relationships is love. No power holds more potential for changing human relationships than the power of love."1.
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First off, I want to thank God for those words and how they convicted my heart!! How many relationships do I want changed? How many people do I want to see changed so that our relationship can be stronger and so that through our relationship we can be a brighter light to the world?
All I need to do is express His love...
Especially when people are unlovable...
Oh God, may you give us strength and courage to love no matter what! Help us to show your love!
On Sunday a woman in our church shared a testimony. She had been reading in her devotions and in one of her devotionals the writer pointed out that most of us are willing to lay down our lives for those we love...but how many of us are willing to lay down our wills?
How many of us are willing to lay down our will, our desires, our thoughts and plans and show the love of Christ to every person we come in contact with...I will admit that this is a hard one for me...Some people are so much easier to show love to than others!!! But how much more could the light of God shine through me if I would just surrender to HIS will and allow HIS love to flow through me!!
How many of my relationships would blossom and grow if only I would love as Christ loves us...Unconditionally, laying down my selfish, prideful and stubborn will to be reflection of HIM.
This is such a weak area for me!! As I sat there reading and meditating over what I had read, the thoughts came..."Are you kidding, you can't lay down your will when people hurt you, you know how you react." You are too weak to even try to love others when you pride has been hurt."
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"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Yes! I praised Him for bringing that to mind! I can love others. I can lay down my will. I can kick my pride and selfishness out the door through Christ's strength!
1. "God Speaks Your Love Language" by Gary Chapman pg. 186