Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Young Woman's Walk with God chapter 2 #3 and 4

Defining Love- Love is "the Sacrifice of Self"
Love is the sacrifice of self. This simple definition crystallizes what the bible teaches about love. As love has been explained, love isn't an emotion. It is an act of self sacrifice. It is not necessarily feeling love toward particular person. God always defines biblical love in terms if self-sacrifice. It's obvious then that since love is the sacrifice of self,
~Love involves effort, not merely emotion.
~Love demands action, not just feelings.
~Love is something we do, not just something we only feel or say.

How are you doing when it comes to loving others the way God wants you to, when there not the nicest person you've met? Are you willing to give up what you want to do in order to do what God wants you to do?!

Living Out Love

When it comes to love it help to think of it as an assignment from God that I must do. Like caring for flowers in your flower bed. If you walk out to your flower bed and all the flowers are dying you need to water them. Even though you don't want to you need to. So, you water them and the next day there looking better. Sometimes we don't feel like ministering to others. When we don't feel that way we need to go to God and ask Him to help us. Then we will fell like helping others out! Don't try to show God love in your own strength. You need His strength!

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