For a while now, I have been asking God to give me more of His love. He truly hears our requests. It dawned on me the other day as I was going through my own struggles and failures, that He isn't as concerned with our success' or our failures as much as He is concerned with how 'well we love' through it all. I don't know if this makes sense to anyone out there; and believe me, I am not negating holiness (as He has called us to be holy as He is holy), but in our human-ness and in our 'working out our salvation with fear and trembling', the bottom line truly is love. Do we love or is it striving? Do we really accept people because we love or do we have our own rules as to 'who is our friend'? Do we forgive because we want to be forgiven or do we do it because His heart cries out for their healing and we do to? Do we say we love but put our hearts at a distance so that we won't get hurt? Gal 5:6 "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."
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