What’s Love

Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-45 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

 

About the book of Matthew: images_fornow

The Gospel of Matthew or simply Matthew, is one of the four canonical gospels, one of the three Synoptic gospels, and the first book of the New Testament. The narrative tells how the Messiah, Jesus, having been rejected by Israel, finally sends the disciples to preach his Gospel to the whole world, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Today people use the word love loosely. Love, What is it?, What does it mean?, and How do you show it?.

What is love?

  • A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

What does it mean to love? (The action behind the word)

  • Show your love to others by showing your love for what they really like or to what interests them.

How do you show it?

  • Showing love, in my opinion, means catering to others feelings and needs before displaying or addressing our own. If we all took time out of our day to consider those we “love” the world would be a better place.
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Thankful Thursday!

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Romans 8: 37-39  

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loves us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A little history on the person who wrote the book of Romans: Paul, he was in Corinth, on his way to Israel to deliver a collection for the poor in Jerusalem. He planned to visit the church in Rome on his way to Spain.

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I’m so glad to know that Jesus Loves us! In life there are times when you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to lean on. When I look at the scripture that I have chosen today it lets me know that no matter what the situation or task at hand, God is always with me and He loves me more than anyone on earth.

 

More on the book of Romans

Thank God for Tuesday!

Psalm 118:24

New King James Version (NKJV)

  •  This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it.

I woke up this morning feeling very Thankful! Why?! I’m thankful for everything that God has blessed me with (life, good health,and family) things may not be what I want them to be, but Thank God that they aren’t what they use to be. In addition, there is always something that we as humans can find wrong within our lives or in someone elses. If we focus on God and the blessings that He has already bestowed upon us our life and health will definitely improve.

  • History on the book of Psalms: Out of all the books of the Bible, Psalms is one of the most well-known. In the book of Psalms you will find poems, songs and prayers written by psalmists. King David was one of the main authors (he wrote 73 psalms); but we also find that Asaph wrote 12 psalms, the sons of Korah wrote 9 psalms, Solomon wrote 2 psalms, Heman with the sons of Korah wrote 1 psalm, Ethan wrote 1 psalm, Moses wrote 1 psalm and the remaining 51 psalms were written by anonymous authors. Interestingly enough, not all of the psalms of the Bible are located in the Book of Psalms.
  • Who wrote the book of Psalms

Our Foundation

This is a list of bible verses that I find very helpful and inspirational. The word of the Lord gives me strength, hope and Love (even when I DON’T want to love some folks). The word of God gives me a reality check, attitude check, and a faith check. After reading and studying Gods word everything is in check!

 

click here: WHY IS SCRIPTURE IMPORTANT?

 

  • John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  • Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  • Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  • Philippians 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
  • Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
  • Proverbs 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • Romans 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  • Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ephesians 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
  • Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
  •   Romans 2:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
  • John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  • Acts 18:10: For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”
  • Acts 18:9: One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
  • Acts 18:11: So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
  • Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  • 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
  • Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  • John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  •   Matthew 28:20: and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Isaiah 40:31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.