While I am waiting on spring to come I have been studying in my Bible and adding to my new War Binder – my word for 2017 is LOVE, I have been doing a bit of research and what I have come across has been very interesting. The Bible (NIV) references the word love 686 times, that is alot of love…I know your thinking there could be so many more that I might be missing. Since the word love doesn’t need to be the only word to show love, there is affection, like, care, tenderness, warmth, endearment and oh so many more.
When it comes to true love can any compare to the love of our GOD to us??? I mean who else sends they’re only son to die to clean the slate of the world?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Who else never leaves you?
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Who else always has your best interest in the center of HIS focus?
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.
This will be a hard study, but then I am ready to stretch my faith. What about you? How are you going to stretch your faith in 2017? We are a month and almost a half into this brand new year. Are you making things happen in your prayer walk? I did, I joined a great group online and now that I don’t see all the bad posts that used to feed my wall I am happier, I enjoy going online to see what my sisters and brothers have been up to in their walks, in their prayers, in their sending of HAPPY MAIL! my greatest find this year, I have new pen pals! Feeling so wonderfully blessed to have come upon these groups.
Well whether you take a word and search all the uses in the Bible, pray over a book in the Bible, study a life of the people in the Bible or blog about everyday life, however you stretch yourself DO IT! In the long run it will be super special for your walk with the LORD.
SIH – ginghamchick