#1011: Walking In Love [Podcast]

Hope for Healing & Faith for Living Podcast

Hope for Healing & Faith for Living Podcast with Tim DumasIn today’s podcast I want to remind us of the need to walk in love. We all will have opportunities to get angry and upset but we must not let go of our love walk. If we are going to be strong in faith, we must also be strong in love and forgiveness.

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Let’s look at some Scriptures:

Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.”

Other translations read, “faith working through love” or “faith expressing itself in love”.

The point is, if you are going to walk by faith, you also have to walk in love.

We can’t allow ourselves to get mad and upset and lose our love walk. I remember hearing a pastor teach on this and he was admonate. He said nothing was going to cause him to stop walking in love towards others. He wanted his faith to work and for it to work, he had to love.

Maybe during the Holidays, by the way, I hope you had a Merry Christmas. But, maybe during the Holidays you are around family that just seem to irritate you and cause you to get upset. You have to be bigger than that. You have to be stronger than that. You have to remind yourself that you serve a God of love who has filled you with his love. (See 1 John 4:7,8 and Romans 5:5)

Now let’s remind ourselves what love is.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV)
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends.

Now I want to share again same portion of Scripture again and as I do, I don’t want you to just think about what love is but I want you to hear these Words as revealing what love has the power to do.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV)
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends.

Amen! You have this power within you!

I already mentioned Romans 5:5 but let’s go back and hear it again.

Romans 5:5 (ESV) “and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Part of the power at work in you as a child of God is the power and ability to love. No matter how irritating someone is being, you have the ability within you to walk in love towards that person.

You don’t have to lose your temper. You don’t have to lose control and you don’t have to lose your witness.

You have the power to love! Now meditate on these truths from God’s Word.

Our Confession of Faith:

“The Love of God has been poured in my heart. With that love, I have the power to walk in love towards others.”

 

Blessings in Christ,

Tim Dumas