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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Learning My Life's Purpose be about Love (part 1)

In review of Colossians 3:14 it says, “Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.”

Bottom Line:
Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly.

What this means to me:
Love is more important than anything else, so I should clothe myself with, and be loving in all I do. Love is what ties and brings everything completely together in perfect harmony. The best use of the life God has given me is love. In scripture God tells me that I need to make learning how to love my primary objective, my greatest ambition, my lifes purpose. There are four reasons why love is more important than anything else. Today I’ll look at the first two.
  • Love validates my faith. The reason why God wants me to learn to love is because he wants me to become like him. The Bible says in 1 John 4:20, “If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen” (TEV). Love validates my faith. It proves I’m really a child of God.
  • Love integrates my life. There are a lot of things that can become my dominant life principle. But what I need is something at the center, so strong that it won’t fall apart when the trials come, the emotional earthquakes hit, and the financial hurricanes stir. When all of the tribulations of life batter me, I’d better have something at the center, that’s going to hold me together, or I’ll come apart.

The Bible says the only thing strong enough to do both of these is love; love for God and love for each other. When I let love become the center of my life, it will bring everything else into focus. Colossians 3:14 says, “Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together” (CEV). Today I will consider any ambitions that might be getting in the way of making love a top priority. I will attempt to start the day with knowing that God is love and that I’m developing my character after him.