Love. The meaning of the word has become harder and harder to distinguish in modern culture. Is love something that happens to us? Is it a feeling to be chased?
Love is something we give and it’s something we receive, but we must remember that love is primarily an action and a choice before it’s a feeling.
Feelings of love (i.e. romantic affection) come and go with circumstances or moods. But true love–the action of love–remains, regardless of how we feel.
Love is gritty. Love is selfless. Love always seeks the good of another before our own.
Jesus showed this kind of love on the cross when he died on our behalf.
May your marriage be marked by Christ-like love in action. And may you experience the deepest joy that only comes from knowing the One who loves you more than you can ever imagine: Christ.
Keep loving fiercely,
Ryan & Selena
Pic by @jeffkmarsh / #love #marriage #fiercemarriage
Every single one of us needs to have a fresh empowering from the Holy Spirit, not only to face our own situations, but to help other people, to come alongside other people and begin to speak and stand together. We can group together to overcome difficulties that would sideline or overwhelm an individual.
(from Making A Prophetic Impact)
Learn to love people who don’t love you. Learn how not to be negative or angry. That quiet work of the Holy Spirit in you is as important, if not more important, as pursuing the gifts, as laying hands on people, as seeing people healed and set free.
(from The Indwelling Presence)
It’s really important that romance is a part of our relationship with the Father; that we know that we are the Beloved. There is a level of intimacy that the Holy Spirit wants to pitch you into. None of us are safe from intimacy!
(from The Door Of Promise)