God showed me what has been missing from my message in a particular situation. It’s been the LOVE that has been missing. I am not talking about falling in love, but just the absence of love with my message.
What happened was that I got wounded and mad and even with a true message, it can be lost when the person senses no love. And if they have something or someone to compare it to, it can be lost.
God is showing me that I must add love even when people hurt me. I am a loving person, but I have become someone I didn’t recognize because of matters of the heart. But sometimes you have to remove the heart from it. Keep it guarded and then you can share the true love of God.
I’ve learned a lot in this situation. It’s in God’s hands. I am taking my hands off of it.
1 Corinthians 13
New International Version (NIV)
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.