Thinking on Love
Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
February 15, 2018
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges ; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
How greatly He has lavished over you and me.
We have been loved beyond measure.
When I have felt distressed and anxiety has filled my mind and heart…
When I have felt helpless and broken,
Disconnected and wounded…
When I have felt as though my life…
Seems so uncertain…
Your word Lord has reminded me
That your love for me is Everlasting.
Your word has caused me to think
beyond my circumstances.
Your word has given me
The courage needed
to take the next step.
oh Lord your word is
a marvelous gift.
It tells me that though
My weeping may endure for a night,
your joy will be there for me in the morning.
So if you have felt
as I have many times in my life…
I can tell you that
His love for you is great.
He reminds me daily
that though I am so frail…
His strength is there for me.
he has assured me
That He will be present always.
So go ahead, Trust Jesus.
He will not disappoint you.
He loves us.