Posts tagged with ‘Loving God’

12/06/21 THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR YOUR WORST ENEMY IS THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls.”  Proverbs 24:17 If someone has repeatedly been hurtful to us, it is easy to give in to vindictive pleasure when they experience misfortune. Instead, we are to maintain an attitude of compassion and forgiveness, and trust God to bring justice in His way and in His time.  Love for God can […]

11/3/20 BEING CLOSE IN A RELATIONSHIP TAKES TIME AND EFFORT

by Barry Lovett

“Because Your loving–kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.” Psalm 63:3. Do you ever feel your relationship with the Lord lacks a passionate connection? If you answered yes, here are some things you can do to overcome the obstacles to intimacy.  First, live honestly.  Open up to the Lord about the pain of your losses […]

5/13/20 TO RENEW YOUR LOVE FOR CHRIST, REVIEW CHRIST’S LOVE FOR YOU

by Barry Lovett

“You have left your first love.  Remember therefore from where you have fallen.”  Revelation 2:4-5. Once a thriving spiritual community, the Ephesian believers diverted their attention from Christ to works done in His name.  They had lost sight of what was most important in their relationship with Christ – their love for Him.  Lord, help us to recognize and […]

3/11/20 IF YOU WOULD LIVE FOR CHRIST, LIVE FOR OTHERS

by Barry Lovett

“…inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these…, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40. Jesus identifies with those who are deprived and oppressed.  And people who minister to the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the prisoner are actually serving Him.  Although the passage refers to events just […]

8/9/19 TO RENEW YOUR LOVE FOR CHRIST, REVIEW CHRIST’S LOVE FOR YOU

by Barry Lovett

“You have left your first love.  Remember therefore from where you have fallen.”  Revelation 2:4-5. Once a thriving spiritual community, the Ephesian believers diverted their attention from Christ to works done in His name. They had lost sight of what was most important in their relationship with Christ – their love for Him.  Lord, help us to recognize and […]