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Love … {Day 5}

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LOVE: the continual acts of sympathy and empathy; through true Compassion.
A Compassion that does not disparage, any, through prejudice or judgement.

Love is not an emotion …

It is an act … a determined choice to love, when loving is not easy or convenient.

♥ Love ♥

To choose love over retaliation with an enemy, choosing to turn, if at all possible, that enemy’s heart to God.

Choosing to love, in light of hard times, by filling a need where there is a need.

By reaching into the character and heart of God, realizing that the action of LOVE is the only means by which we change this world.

Today God gave me these words … seemingly out of the blue, but I doubt that, He has a reason. Maybe it’s connected to the fact the I, and my husband, are participating in a door to door introduction of our church, in the surrounding neighborhoods today. Definitely out of our comfort zone. Of course I prayed last night at our monthly Friday evening prayer that He would empty me and fill me with Him; make me bold and courageous in this talking to people about Him.

It’s not that I am shy about speaking, even in crowds and groups, it’s this knocking on doors and speaking to individuals that is causing me to doubt me.

More of Him

Well, in this quest I am on it’s about finding HIM in me … and I would imagine that means I need to show others the HIM in me today by stepping, fearfully, out in faith and show others, strangers, His love.

It is this enemy of mine that brings my mind to doubt and my natural abilities to a halt.

It is God … through His Word, that brings me to courage and boldness in His Name … in His Image…

in His LOVE …

I’ve wondered today … Do I show this LOVE? … do I extend this LOVE? … everyday?, when I should?, when I can?

Do I disparage, judge, or show bias in my decision to be the LOVE of God?

Do I decide that today you may not be ready to hear His Truth and pass you by in my exhortations?

Am I loving the way Jesus would love?

Today I began with this Word God gave me … and between now and during the knocking on neighborhood doors, I will continue to prepare myself in prayer that I be permitted by God to be His representative and show His LOVE!

Blessings Loves.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

4 thoughts on “Love … {Day 5}

  1. Yes! “Love is not an emotion…It is an action.”. Thank you for this bold truth! I need this reminder.

    • Jennifer … needed the reminder myself! I think I may have succeeded today! I prayed for boldness during our outreach today and found I had courage and a voice and the evangelistic nature of our outreach was well received. I am grateful for this challenge you introduced me to, I think I shined as the Me he made me today and showed the Him in me to those I encountered today. What a blessings!
      Blessings to you!
      Andrea

  2. Oh yes, love is an action – I pray that I too show His love.

    • Such an important thing God reminded me this morning … and I was open to receive it today thanks to this quest I’ve begun! What a blessing it is to allow God to speak! Thank you for stopping by and giving such encouragement! It means so much. Blessings to you.
      Andrea

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