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 Love Builds - Sparks

September 1 "Open Windows"


By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:35).

Love - not the presence of a lot of understanding and teaching and truth, and not the absence of all sorts of things - is the governing matter with the Lord. It is not that He Himself in His heart accepts the wrong things, but He sees through them, He sees differently from ourselves... You can see there is no hope of building up unless there is love - and love for all men. You and I ought to be greatly concerned with this matter of building up. Oh, God only knows how much of spiritual increase and building is needed! It is a paralysing situation that faces us if we look at our own limitations. I am sure nothing is going to be done unless we have a very large heart to look over and in and through and beyond, refusing to be held by the thing that is glaring at us, striking us and hurting us, and reaching through to that which is true in the heart... It is love that builds. Moreover, it makes differences in those who exercise it, it brings them into rest. Truth alone may bring a strained look into the face and eyes. Love ought to bring into the countenance some suggestion of quiet strength and restful confidence...

Well, let us sit down in the armchair of His love and be at rest, and then get to work. You cannot work unless you have a background rest, and rest does not spring firstly from truth. It comes from love, God's love. Whatever else He gives us and adds to us, may the Lord make us a people who are characterised supremely by this love for one another and for all men.

From: Abounding in Love


 2010/9/1 5:38Profile

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 Re: Love Builds - Sparks

Love believes, love hopes, love
endures! LOVE NEVER FAILS !!

Martin G. Smith

 2010/9/1 9:18Profile

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 Re: Love Builds - Sparks

There is a season for everything under the sun. And if we take our time to recognize His calling for each moment we will do all things better. In the end, we will know His Love in full. And how we long for that moment.

Lord, let us not fail to consider Your love. Provoke our hearts to remember. May all Your people know the Love of their God. And may You always receive praise from us. You are worthy!

Paul Horton

 2010/9/1 15:30Profile

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