Friday, November 2, 2012

If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right!

There are times when we find ourselves in relationships that are all wrong, but feel so right. When we find ourselves in these situations, the goal is to move towards what's right. Learning not to move with the constant ebb and flow of our emotions takes discipline and faith. Discipline to let reason and prayer lead our decisions for who should be in our lives. And faith to know that what you want can be obtained and if you get past your feelings at the present moment, you will be okay. The days of settling for temporary fixes and quick thrills have to be over. These relationships leave us empty and in a constant state of thirst. They also steal precious time, that we don't have and can't get back. In faith and discipline, we have richer relationships, less drama, less entanglements, guilt-free lives, and relationship that can live out their true intent for our lives. Its been said that people are in your life for a reason, season, and lifetime, but some people aren't meant to be there at all! We have to figure who represents what. Loving you, may feel right, but in the end, may not be right! How do you know? Wait, pray, and let God show you who's for you and what's the purpose of this relationship. And then, be obedient! So, your new song will be Love & Happiness!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nothing Compares To You

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:38-39 The Message Bible
In life we talk about love and say we're in love, but in reality, many of us have been in lust and don't know what real love is. Real love is an act of selflessness. Its putting someone before yourself. Its forgiving, its kind, its long-suffering, its truth. We get frustrated with people, we give up, we hold grudges, we are mean, we lie, we abandon,we manipulate,we judge, we belittle, but yet we say we love. What's real love then? The Bible lists what love is in 1 Corinthians 13:4-13. And the verse above tell us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing we say, do, or think. We don't have to be perfect. We don't have to do all the religious rituals. We just have to be. And that is enough for God to love us. Do we need order, spirituality, and righteous actions? Yes, these things affect the quality of life we will live,but with God, his love outweighs it all. So, just know, no matter what you've done, said, or thought, nothing can separate you from His love and Nothing compares to God's love for you!