Love Does Not Give Up

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

In order to bear, believe, hope, and endure all things, we need the Holy Spirit to teach us and empower us daily. Godly love in action is able to impact lives in ways that we have yet to even imagine. When we allow ourselves to be vessels that God can use to share His love with others, it not only blesses the other person, but it also blesses us. We are able to sense God’s presence in a special way, when we humble ourselves and show love.

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The enemy presents so many opportunities for us to become offended by the actions and words of others. But we must not forget that rather knowingly or unknowingly, we as Christians are sometimes the ones to do the offending. Therefore in order to effectively represent Jesus Christ, we must be quick to repent when we do offend people, and quick to forgive when people offend us. One way God has taught me to show love, is by remembering how much He has forgiven me of. I have sinned and fallen short just like everyone else. Yet in His mercy, He has forgiven me, so I must do the same towards others.

God will never give up on us, so we can find the strength through Him, not to give up on loving other people. When we submit ourselves to Him, His love and compassion will rule and reign in our hearts. He will transform us more and more into His likeness so that we will be people who will bear, believe, hope, and endure all things for His glory. Through our words and actions we have the privilege to show others True Love.

Father,

Please teach us to love others by bearing, believing, hoping, and enduring all things, that You will be glorified through our lives.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

29 thoughts on “Love Does Not Give Up

  1. This is beautiful, Dawn. We truly cannot do this life without Holy Spirit. I love the hope that we are changed from glory to glory, as we submit to His leading. His love fills, then spills over to those around us. Thank you for these words about His love that always encourage. Blessings dear sister ♥

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    1. I don’t know where I would be without His Spirit leading and guiding me! He has forgiven me so much, so it’s the least I can do when others may offend me. And I’m very thankful that there is repentance when I may be the offender. Lovely post! 🤗

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  2. Beautiful post Dawn. It is good to remember how much we are forgiven, it helps us stay humble and reminds us to be more forgiving of those around us. Through our words and actions we have the privilege to show others True Love – that is such a true and profound statement.
    Blessings 😊💙.

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  3. Whenever I have a hard time forgiving someone for something they said/done I try to remind myself “I’ve thought/done worse that no one knows about.” Plus it is an exercise in faith. Who is really judge and jury at the end of the day?

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    1. Great point! People are limited in what they know about us but God knows all and He still forgives us. We should also forgive. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Amen! May the love of God that is poured in our hearts motivates us to be an example of Christ on earth. Thank you, Dawn. I look forward to your devotions because they are encouraging and right to the point. Blessings.

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  5. Amen. I keep reminding myself that when Jesus was suffering he had me in mind. I agree with you, God will not give up on us for he even gave unto us His only begotten son and made His life ransom for our sins. Lovely words.

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