Without Love

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I read an interesting blog post today.  It was basically about  writing about thinking and speaking positively.  How people love to hear encouragement and not warnings.  It said people are looking for “hope and answers.”

Interesting thing is that it was a secular site.  There has been no mention of God anywhere in any of the posts I have been reading.

I started wondering, If people are looking for hope and answers - how will they ever truly find it without God?

I see so many different themes in blog posts.

Minimalism (living simply)

Weight loss

Survialism

Politics

And many, many more.  I see people are indeed looking for hope and encouragement.

But how few tie any of these things back to God and His grace.

As things like this often do, it got me to thinking.  What good is a simple life, a life as a thin person, a life prepared for the worst, a life driven by status quo - or any other lifestyle, if does not begin and end with God?

Goodness knows that I’d love to live simply, organized, weighing less (a LOT less), prepared for every contingency the world can throw at us, or heavily involved and being persuasive in the politics of our day.

I suddenly realizing the truth in 1 Corinthians 13.  It’s not talking about a schmaltzy,  warm-fuzzies, feel good kind of love.

It’s talking about the love of God.

If I do not know this love of God, and live this love of God, then I am truly nothing.

Even if I am thin, organized, prepared, and outspoken.

Even if I have all of these things, and do not have God …

I am truly nothing.

Ah, but with God?

With God, I am everything He created me to be.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

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