Our Devotional writers have encouraged us this week with the "Manifestations of the True Love of Christ." We pray that your hearts were refreshed and in these last days purpose to hide this Word in your heart and apply It!
SCRIPTURE: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 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. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [ puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
Valentine’s Day, Hallmark Movies, and love stories. Many love the idea of love, being loved, or being in love. And many love the feeling that true love gives. The warm feeling inside that comes with love is enjoyed by all. Imagine if love ruled the world; it would actually be a better place. However, we know that love does not rule the world. Instead, the world is ruled by evil. However, believers are commanded to love others as Christ loved them! Honestly, that is not easy.

Christ is the best lover the world knows. Christ truly loves unconditionally. Christ loves in a way that truly bears all, is pure, not self-seeking, and rejoices in truth. Christ is the greatest example of love. The Bible tells us that our good deeds, our sacrifices, or our smooth talk mean nothing if we don’t have love. It we are honest, loving like Christ is difficult. The average person doesn’t love purely always with all people. In order to love like Christ, we must first accept Christ as our personal Savior. After accepting Him you must be intentional about getting to know Him. To love like Christ, we must yield to the Holy Spirit for without the Holy Spirit we can never love like Christ. Challenge yourself to love those who hurt you, to love those who don’t like you, or to love those who you don’t like.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your example of love. Forgive us for hating instead of loving. Forgive us for adding conditions to our love. Thank You for the Word which clearly states the importance of love and shows us what real love looks like. Thank You for Jesus the Christ who showed great love when He laid down His life for us. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
By  Sis. Pat Towns


Denise Whye - March 1st, 2024 at 5:44am

Amen!! 🙌🏽

Denise Diggs - March 1st, 2024 at 6:30am

My SweetLord! Bless His holy all-together Lovely name! Sis, you really threw down the gauntlet on this one. May we all heed that command—tests of our resolve WILL come.🙏🏽

Mcneal Brockington - March 1st, 2024 at 7:29am

Rx. Love: Dispense as written/Brand necessary.

Debora Brockington - March 1st, 2024 at 7:29am

Amen🙏🏽 I can personally testify, Sis! This devotional hit a homeroom, and covered all bases in my life. Hallelujah for His love and sacrifice for us all 🙌🏽

Lisa Williams - March 1st, 2024 at 9:03am

Amen, Sis Pat!

Cheryl Torain - March 1st, 2024 at 9:21am

Amen!! To know Him is to learn and grow in His LOVE!!






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