The Lord is good. I'm so thankful for all of the blessings in my life. I have so much to appreciate.
This is the last Fashion Over 40 for the year....
Yep, I've worn this before, but this is the last one for the year. I figured you could indulge me.
Just so you know... Dark jeans and black cover a multitude of "sins", so to speak... :)
I realize that I really don't have too many more outfits to show you, but I think I might introduce some "re-fashions". I worked on a skirt that was way too big and tailored it to fit me. It came out really good! This is right up my "frugal" alley!
The church has been known to judge and point out people's sin. We need to see the world like God sees them. Now, we don't accept the sin, but we need to love the sinner. (Btw... We are all sinners, some have accepted the grace and mercy Christ has provided and have chosen to follow Him and some have not.) The world needs to see Christ's love.
Mercy = Compassion = Love. So you could say, Love triumphs over judgement.
Where is our love? Do we show mercy and compassion?
I know I'm guilty of judging people, pointing out sin, comparing myself to others. Where is my love? Lord, forgive me. But there is hope!
I love how this next part was explained.
Okay, Jesus is talking here about the law and the commandments they had to live under. This next verse is where we are free from the law and living under the new covenant.
This is Christ's commandment. This kind of love is with the power of the Holy Spirit. Under the law, you are operating in the flesh. We can love our neighbor but we are limited by our humanity. We can only do so much. Even if we use our best abilities we are limited. I've been trying to love in the flesh, in my own abilities. That's not going to cut it.
Under the new covenant, we have the Holy Spirit. He gives us the power to love without limits, like Christ! We can love above our own abilities! We can love our neighbors more than how we love ourselves, we can love them like Jesus loves them. He sees their faults and problems but loves past all of that, He sees their need for Him.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these love.
Love is the most powerful gift God has given us. Read through 1 Corinthians 13. It's known as the love chapter. You can have all sorts of gifts, but if you don't have love it all means nothing.
I love that we aren't all on our own. God says He will give us what we need!
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.So, this is what we are striving towards, having all of the qualities of love.
Uhhh....I seem to have a long way to go. Lord, help me grow in Your love.
Blessings to you.