Color Me Love
By Joyce C. Lock
For those who walk in the flesh, the law is given.
Some only see in black and white.
And, yet, there is a more excellent way.
Others see in color and, when they do, that color is love.
"Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God."
1 John 3:21
The Bible tells us to love our enemies, pray for them, turn the other cheek, and many like things. It also tells us to stand against evil. There are times to pluck up that which was planted, to shake the dust off our feet, and more.
If we hold to the law, we remain captive in circumstances that God gave us other provisions for. We still adamantly believe in the law. The difference is that we trust God to reveal to us which law He requires at any given time.
What ever God speaks to us is the ultimate/absolute law.
Praise God, He is a Living God!
"Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips;
I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food."
The whole entire law is complete and fulfilled through following this one verse: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. If you do that, you have covered God's intent for every law within the Bible.
Sometimes, tuff love will be required. Perhaps, sacrificial love is what will meet the need. Holy love may be necessary. Sometimes we are to love as a parent, other times as a child. How do we know when our rightful place should be where? We can only know by listening for and following God, as He is the One that sees their heart. And always, above every other form of love, we have to stand for our love for Him.
"Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us,
written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God;
not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."
II Co. 3:2-3
God is love and, however often He requests to live through us, let us give a right answer and say, "Color me love."
by Joyce C. Lock
This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact,
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Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the email ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations/ and "Share a Smile" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smilesharing/.Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.
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