Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version
Do you realize that you can do the impossible with Love? Stop for one minute and really think about that. People spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out how they can do things that men see and say are impossible. Believers and unbelievers alike pursue these things not realizing that what they seek is readily available to them each and every single day. The real issue is their attention and focus is simply pointed in the wrong direction. Many times the thought is, “If I could just get enough money or if I could get that new job everything would be great!” The truth is it’s not what you have, it’s WHO you have.
For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 KJV
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. I John 4:16 New Living Translation
So if you are a believer, God is with you. And if you are not a believer, you can have God with you in 3 seconds by declaring, “Jesus I receive You and Your finished work!” Jesus is the way to The Father. And once you accept that way God is with you and nothing is impossible. Now in a lot of cases many ministers would say don’t worry about the how, just believe and that is true. Focusing on the how can sometimes be a distraction if you focus there. But The Word of God tells us in the book of Proverbs that in all our getting get understanding. So how about we get some understanding on this. The first and main reason you and every person saved or unsaved should know and understand as to how and why God the Father does things is because of LOVE. LOVE is powerful because Love is God or God is Love. When we take the various truths of The Word of God and examine them, it really becomes quite clear how and why Love is so powerful and how with Love(God) all things are possible. Lets take a look at Love in the famous love chapter I Corinthians 13.
I Corinthians 13 J.B. Phillips Translation
4 This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.
5-6 Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
7-8a Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.
That indeed is a mouthful or a headful or however you have just ingested it. So much has just been said in those four short verses. Let’s deconstruct this with the help of the Helper, The Holy Ghost, and get all the nutrients out of what has just been said. The fourth verse speaks of how Love(God) is slow to lose patience and has sought out ways to be constructive or beneficial to us as people in general, not just believers. It then goes on to focus on how love has nothing to do with selfishness and how it is not concerned primarily with what people think of them nor does it operate in a conceited way about herself. Now this bears some attention as many people and preachers paint a picture of a God Who is completely selfish and possibly what would be classified in human terms as an ego maniac. This false ‘god’ they paint a picture of is the one sitting on the throne with a lightning bolt waiting to catch you doing one thing wrong so he can fry you accordingly. Let me assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. This directly opposes the patience and love described in the fourth verse. So when you see God described in this way be sure to take that misinformation and store it somewhere useful, like the trash bin and don’t forget to empty it. Verses five and six expound even further regarding how unselfish Love(God) is. Let’s look at it in a different version of the Bible
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; I Corinthians 13:5 KJV
So we see here that Love(God) is not easily provoked. That means that love is not irritable, touchy, behaving like a child that does not gets its way. In addition we see here the maturity of God the Father and how His Love in us can mature us and cause us to overcome our selfish and irritable human tendencies when we realize that we are God’s (Love’s) very own children. The same characteristics and traits and abilities and powers that are in God the Father are in us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do you see however that it also says, “seeketh not her own” in the verse? That means that Jesus is not going to force you to walk in His character even if you are born again because Love has the utmost respect for people and their free will. Jesus in you by way of the Holy Spirit will help you. The Holy Spirit is described as the Helper but He will not force you because He is not seeking His own way. We all miss it but when we understand Love and the will of Love and yield to it, it makes us failure proof.
Be sure to join us tomorrow and all week as we continue with this series. It will be well worth your investment of time and attention as well as empower you with the attitude that IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.
All the “blessed” to you!!!