Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 Days to His Heart :: Learning a Heart of Love {Day 26}

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I’m humbly treading the hallowed ground of the Heart of God for the 31 days of October.  First we look deep into the Beauty of His heart, shown through God the Father and His Son Jesus, then, we peer into the fragile and yet powerful role of our own hearts as we seek His and learn to live it in this world.  To read the entire series go{here} 31 Days to His Heart.


May YOU be blessed with a touch of Him TODAY…He who desires and is Fully Worthy of ALL of our hearts!


1 Corinthians 13
The Way of Love
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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When I read this passage,  I become undone.  I know every limit in my own ability to love, to really love in this infinite, highest, greatest of great ways.
I need Him.  Oh how I need Him.  I need every nutrient from His Heart of everlasting love to love for a moment in THIS way.
He is Love and it is only in dwelling within that affection that I can behold and know it as my own and have all of the hardened, selfish places become as putty in the Abba Father hands to shape into the likeness of His love.
Reading about this love every day is a beautiful practice to shape our heart’s highest vision.  And in the reading to receive each element of His stopping at nothing and conquering everything and healing and filling and changing all it touches love.
And from this place within His heart we live.  It is the only way to love as He loves and in so doing to bear His heart for the world.
Praying His Heart
Lord God, we know we have no way of loving in this Pure Beauty as You paint this picture for us.  We long to know and behold this sweetness as first receivers and then as the ones who spill out what we have received to the world around us.
We long for the face-to-face of pressing deep into Your love to have meaning hear and now…brighten our vision, we pray.
All, Because You FIRST loved us,
Amen
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