The most profound truth in all of mankind is the truth that God is a God whose love never runs out. His love is perfect, unfailing, sacrificial, compassionate, merciful, and able to withstand and bear all things. His love is a love that is patient and kind, and finds joy in serving in humility (Philippians 2:1-11). He reconciled the entire world to Himself by sending His Son Jesus as a ransom for many. Because God gives us all of who He is, we should give Him all of who we are. Furthermore, we impact the world for His glory with our love – by embodying the love that He has shown us. And we love others best when we love God most.
How are you impacting others with your love lifestyle? Are you enduring for the sake of love? Are you committing to the work that God has called you to? Are you giving of yourself in love to those under your care and influence? Are you like the Father who waits, pursues, and longs for His prodigal son to come home? Are you like Hosea who was called to redeem a bride caught in harlotry and adultery? Are you like Jesus who submitted to the call of dying on Calvary for the sins of the entire world?
This is what it means to love. This is the beauty of love. To forsake all opportunities to preserve self, and live and love for the glory of God and Jesus Christ.
I’ve been gone for a long while – thank you for being patient in love with me. Thank you for welcoming me back!
God is love. Love is a lifestyle.
Jesus lived it, and He’s still living it.
And so should we. Don’t you forget it.
With God’s Love,
Porsche R. Armstrong
Founder, Love Is A Lifestyle
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:7-8 KJV
Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity (love) envieth not; charity (love) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up; Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity (love) never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity(love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love).
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 KJV