Love in Action

 

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Love in Action

Love must be sincere.
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
 
Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
 

Never be lacking in zeal,
but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord
.
 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,faithful in prayer.
 

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.
Practice hospitality.


Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
 
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
 
Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.
Do not be conceited.


Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
 
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you,
live at peace with everyone. 

Do not take revenge, my dear friends,
but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:
“It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
 

On the contrary: 
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
 
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. 

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”


Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.
—Romans 12:9-21

 

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About Anna Popescu

I live in northern Arizona with my husband, Rick. I am blessed to say that Rick and I are at the bottom corners of a triangle where Jesus sits at the top corner. My children, Kathy & Alan, live in the Phoenix area and make this mom's heart thankful they have grown to be such wonderful and caring adults. Alan married in 2010, so I am also blessed with Denise as a special daughter-in-love. The Lord took my Mom home in 2007, and I miss her. My Dad and two sisters live in Florida while my two other sisters live in the Northeast. God has also blessed me and Rick with a local family of very close-knit friends. I love to write when I am able, but on the days when I am struggling with health issues and can't manage much of anything, I can at least crochet. These days I mainly crochet lapghans of various colors and sizes for area rehab centers and nursing homes.

Posted on July 13, 2014, in Faith, faithfulness, love, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. i am currently struggling to forgive…. and i just resort to my Bible to always remind me what pleases our God… it is not easy, but with His love and grace,,, i know He will help me overcome,,, and thank you for your post… i am constantly reminded… God bless you.

    • I so appreciate you’re sharing this with us, Lugs. I have spent a good portion of my life struggling with forgiveness for things done to me as a young girl. You’re right that it’s not easy to forgive because the enemy makes us question our motives (surely you didn’t really forgive that awful person, did you?), but if we concentrate more on God’s grace and faithfulness, it is easier to live with what we know to be true: that nothing is impossible for God to heal in our hearts.

      Blessings to you and thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. Great words which we love, Anna, but words which people of the world find senseless.

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