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The Logic Of Love

“Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails.” 1 Cor 13 NKJV

Love is the most logical emotion in the universe.  It requires the smallest amount of energy to maintain and produces the greatest amount of joy.  However, it’s the hardest act for mankind to engage in.  Pride refuses to walk in grace, and therefore, when it’s injured, rears its ugly head and becomes argumentative with its puffed-up theology or ideology. These arguments lead to harsh words spoken out of self-seeking anger.  Once those words are planted they take root in the heart and become a poisonous river that winds its way into every crevice of the human soul.  This darkened heart then becomes envious, self-seeking, rude and full of evil thoughts.

Bitterness desires revenge, but not justice.  Punishment, but not reconciliation.  Payback, but not forgiveness.  It promotes hatred at every turn, requiring enormous amounts of energy to maintain and forces others to lose their joy, peace, and happiness.

The problem with unforgiveness and bitterness is there isn’t a way to reconcile these emotions in a satisfactory manner.  Even if the offender, which brought about these negative emotions, were to die, the negative emotions remain, offering no solace to the homeowner.

Therefore, there remains a real need for a medicine that can remove the poison of bitterness from one’s soul.  That medicine isn’t something that man has been able to create.  Science, in all fields of life, has failed mankind in this regard.  The only way to be free from the negative effects of this world is to look unto the ONLY one able to free us from these emotional atrocities: Jesus.

Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that you would have life and that you would have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

I’ll never forget that cool fall night in October of 1986, after spending an entire life in the darkest of pits.  I was 16 years old and not once had I ever heard anyone tell me that they loved me.  I quit smoking when I was 11.  I stopped Marijuana when I was 12.  I started my bad teen living days when I was 5 years old.  Yet, on that wonderful night in Montgomery, AL at Christian Life Church I was introduced to the REAL Jesus.  Literally, in a blink of an eye, I was transformed by the very power of His touch.  He removed the poison of life out of my veins and for the very FIRST time I breathed life.  I smiled from the inside out…I danced with unmentionable joy.  The next day in school, I was told by more than a dozen friends that I looked so different and happy.

I was happy because I met the creator of my soul who is as personal as one could ever imagine.  However, I was also happy because he removed the poisonous rivers which had contaminated my heart for so long.

Today is a good day to remove the poisonous rivers in your heart that are preventing you from experiencing life to the very fullest.  Don’t be a victim any longer.  Be saved from your past so that your future might have the very abundance Jesus Himself promises to those who call upon His name.

Jesus said to confess Him with your lips and ask Him to come to live in your heart and He will.  Today is a GOOD DAY to start living!

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