Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Believers are channels for GOD’S love. His love flowing through us is a powerful force that enables us to do more than the unbeliever who relies upon himself. The love that dwells in us is described perfectly in our verse today!
First, “love is patient” ; with GOD’S Spirit living within, we are empowered to wait upon His timing and purpose! We can then be patient with others, knowing GOD is working in their behalf.
Second, “love is kind”, and with GOD’S love, we have the capacity to be genuinely kind, regardless of how others may treat us.
Third, “love is not jealous”; jealousy is a fear of losing someone! GOD’S love gives us the security to hold relationships more loosely.
Love does not brag, is not arrogant, and because we understand our value in GOD’S eyes we don’t need to be arrogant.
1 Corinthians 13:4… “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up… ”
GOD’S Love is powerful! When we allow His caring Spirit to flow through us, we can have a profound effect upon our world!
Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation