Diary thoughts: God’s love

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Cor 13:4-6)

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)… How can this be ?

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7).

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

On gratitude

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. (Colossians 2:6-7)

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)

In the library; The Four Loves

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Two years ago, The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics landed in my mailbox and since C.S Lewis is my favorite author, I carry that book around with me everywhere. My little sister recently asked me what was this book I seemed to never have finished – It’s true, haven’t read all (yet), but every now and then I read one of two chapters of Mere Christianity or Miracles- I feel like one hour with Lewis is worth an outing- do yourself a favor and treat yourself with a copy of Mere Christianity or even better, the Classics !

However, the only disappointment with the said edition was that it did not include The Four Loves- I read only a few quotes of this book and since it’s apparently short, I could not wait to read it and decided to found a good, decent PDF on the Internet. Here is the link, and again, I was not disappointed– From the first pages, I knew I found another masterpiece from Mr.Narnia- hope you enjoy it.

From the web: The anatomy of the hole in your soul {LOVE & SINGLENESS}

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That’s why us girls feel the pull of lovesickness so tangibly – we were created to love, even in the seasons that we are single. There are holes in our souls, because deep down, we desire to have a wonderful relationship with our Savior.” -Ellie Duhadway

Today, I came across a really nice post found on Tirzah Magazine -the quote above is an excerpt of it- and it was definitely a huge encouragement. I will make sure to read it often since it is jam-packed of truths I so often need to remind myself about… I wanted to share it with you on the blog. Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂