We are to abandon ourselves completely in God. This abandonment is expressed in loving, giving, and persevering. This abandonment is often met with fear as we consider the sacrifice of our wants and needs. As a result, our loving, giving, and persevering are bound, not to a freedom in God, but by our ideas of how our needs will be met. Before addressing the fear, we first need to expand our understanding of what is bound. When we do so the strength of all that oppose may not appear as strong.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 1 Cor 13:2
Father, help me to abandon myself in you as you reveal yourself to me each day. Help me to rely more and more on you as you activate my potential and give me people to love and problems to solve. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Thoughts on “Love, Give, Persevere”
Love is the foundation Christian experience and expression. Without love we are nothing. Love cannot be given too much attention.
Giving is often the first thing we do in response to love when it has touched us. Giving is also what we do when we love. One type of giving is motivated by gratitude. It is the giving that pays back. A second type of giving is motivated by being and character.
Perseverance is willingness and ability to press on to love and be loved, to give and be given to through good and bad situations.
How often do you think about love?
If we are always communicating, it means we are always sending messages, which means we are always giving. What does this mean to you?
Think about the last time you wanted to give up, but did not.