Choose to love no matter what the cost.
Oh, let My perfect love inside your breast and nothing shall be impossible to you. Be patient and kind when others’ words stab you like a knife and look to Me and learn from My suffering. When I was mocked and ridiculed, I did not raise My voice or try to defend Myself- rather I spoke with gentleness even to those that cursed My Name. Do no envy others or boast. Everything you have comes from Me and I alone have the right to give to everyone according to My will because I know best. Do not find your fulfillment and identity in anything outside of Me. I am your all in all and your most blessed reward and inheritance. Be humble and run from arrogance for pride makes you rude and you will lose the only pearl of greatest value- humility. When you are humble, My Father rains His joy over you and lifts up your head over your enemies- He knows when to exalt you. I never embraced pride because I knew that I can do nothing apart from God and He alone is My confidence. Do not insist on your own way when those that you love most do not take into consideration your feelings. Be not irritable or resentful under the weight of pain and never allow brokenness to make you cold or bitter. Keep your heart open to My love even when it hurts and I will heal the wounds that have penetrated the deepest corners of your soul. Find your joy and delight in Truth and run from even the smallest wrong. When others find pleasure in the very things that oppose My character- turn from them and uphold righteousness and mercy. When you sense that I desire for you to be silent, speak not but love even through your silence, just as I did. Suffer everything and never lose faith and your heart will soar on the wings of hope. Despair is almost always an indicator that love is lacking. My Love will never fail! Abide in My love by choosing to learn from Me and to seek My will in all things and nothing will take your life out of My hand. I am your protector, your deliverer, and your strength. Yes, You cannot love this way but I am able to love through you. Give Me your heart and I will fill it with the beauty and power of heaven!
Love is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast;
it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a