Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DAILY DEVO...love covers all

Billy Graham was once quoted as saying, "Love does more to solve our problems than anything else does."

When it comes to relationships; whether family, friends or co-workers; love is truly what makes the world go around and love is what it takes to fix relationships that become broken. 

Not just any kind of love, but genuine kind of love, the kind of love found in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. If you want to fix a broken relationship with unconditional love, try this:

*Extend forgiveness.
"Love BEARS all things." (1 Cor. 13:7)
If you want to bear ALL things, you may need to endure a thing or two. 

*See something good.          
"Love BELIEVES all things." 
           (1 Cor. 13:7)
This may seem hard, but believing the best about others is a choice we make, even about those who have hurt us. If we focus on the good, it might outweigh the bad.

*Believe it will get better.    
"Love and hatred cannot exist in our hearts at the same time."             
              -Billy Graham
1 Corinthians reminds us that love and doubt are incompatible. There must always be hope, even when it comes to loving others. If you have hatred for others, than how can you love them? You can't!

*Keep pressing on.              
"Love ENDURES all things".  
           (1 Cor. 13:7)
Love doesn't give up, it doesn't fade away, drift or get old. No matter the issue, no matter what gets in the way, love presses in and  love overcomes....if love is unconditional.

I don't know who is hard to love in your life, but applying unconditional love may be the solution. After all, isn't that what God did for you?

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