08 October: Finding Love

In a world that’s saturated in mixed messages about inter-personal relationships and what “love” is, it’s difficult not to be concerned for the society we’re leaving to the next generation…

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

After more than three decades of marriage, I wonder where we’d be without a solid understanding of what love really is. Having come from a family with four generations of divorce, I believe that it would have been easy for me, on any number of occasions, to choose to opt out than to fight on forward. After all, instead of inter-personal relationships being founded on ownership and admitting to our part in issues, problems or mistakes, they’ve been dogged with disappointment, division and blame since the beginning of time![a]

Today’s chapter is about life lived in the most excellent way. With the life of many in pursuit of finding love and holding onto love, I’m interested today in tapping into the Creator God’s everlasting “most excellent way”: “…and now, three things remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love” [v13] In a current reality where we can only see in part – and where even our prophetic predictions are half of what could be [v10] – the imperfect will eventually disappear like autumn leaves, but our Maker’s love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres because it never fails. [v7,8]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak directly with the God of Love? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

I praise You, Lord. How good it is to sing praises to You my God. It’s pleasant and fitting to praise You! [Psalm 147:1]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: The Creator God’s love to shine in Puerto Rico[c]
  • Your Nation: The needs of inner cities
  • Yourself: A desire to be more like Christ
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you’ll find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” [Luke 11:9-10]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Father God, as I make my choices today help me to remember your ancient warning:  that You walk in the midst of our camp to deliver us and to defeat our enemies before us and so our community must be holy. If You see anything indecent among us, You may turn away from us. [Deuteronomy 23:14]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Now, O Lord my God, deliver I pray, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone are God. [2 Kings 19:19]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker

Honour the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all you produce. [Proverbs 3:9]

[a] Genesis 3:12-13

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/puer/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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