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Annointed Beauty Daily Devotions Ministry

Today is Day #1 of my Daniel Fast and I must say that it has been pretty good so far. I started my day in prayer and read my devotional which is focusing on the fruits of the spirit this quarter. Today’s topic was “Love”. We delved into the different types of love and how this fruit of the spirit has been misrepresented in today’s fast-paced all about me society. 1 Corinthians 13 “The Love Chapter” was utilized to display the characteristics of true love. As I focus on some of the things it points out, I can’t help but wonder if I will ever know how to truly love somone.

I love the man in my life to death. However, when I read things like “It is not easily angered” I must say I AM NOT THERE YET! Sometimes they just do things that make you wanna scream. SEE! Told you I am not there yet! Anyway, one thing that was mentioned in the devotional that I truly agree with is that TRUE Love can only be mastered through God because He is Love. Furthermore, as stated in the great commandment, “Love thy neighbor as yourself” is another key factor to understanding love.

We must learn to care for others with as much love, concern, dedication and compassion as we would extend towards ourselves. This is key. If you do not know how to love yourself, you will have a very difficult time knowing how to love others and an even more difficult time knowing how to love God. Why? Well, as the Good Word puts it,

“If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.” 1 John 4:20

It is downright impossible to say you Love the Lord whom you’ve never seen a day in your life and yet hate your brother and sister in Christ who you see everyday. Today, Love has become an off and on notion that is just thrown around like a fad. We have television shows depicting love as an instantaneous emotion that can be turned on and off at ones whim. Because of this, we have youngsters running into marriages with no thought as to whether or not this person is what God had in mind for them. Afterall, “if it doesnt work, I’ll just get a divorce.” This is the mentality that has now become the norm.

This is a clear depiction of what the world has become now that God has been pushed out of marriage unions, relationships and our lives. Unfortuntely this will continue to be the case until God is restored back to His rightful place.

Love, Perfect True Love can only be experienced with a heart that knows God. Do you know Him?

Meditate on this:

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7, 8

Off to get some falafels …No meat for 21 days! Want to try the Daniel Fast?


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