SORT BY Relevancy
We will be discussing the importance of learning that operating in love does not stop just because things happen that is uncomfortable to us, or because we are hurt, disappointed or feeling helpless or persecuted in our relationships. We need to understand that the people in our lives are not the problem, it is the spirits in them that we are up against, and these principalities have to be dealt with through spiritual things. Anytime we refuse or resist to operate in love, we are operating with the same force as these spirits and therefore giving them full reign over ourselves and others. But when we choose to operate in love, we exhibit light and salt in the earth to those who are of this earth, so that they can see witnesseses of God's love. If we fall into the same reactions of those who persecute us, and don't learn to operate in love, how will anyone know that we are God's Children?
Matthew 5:11-12 (KJV)
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew 5:11-12 (MSG)
11-12 “Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.
We will be giving our testimony of being restored by God and learning the importance of learning how to operate in love. We are not doing ministry because it was our idea, we are called into this ministry to testify to others the Glory of God and His Sufficient Grace and Mercy on our lives to restore His Divine Precept that my husband and I honor our Covenant with Him. Love Walk International Ministries, INC is a ministry of love, hope, deliverance, healing and restoration. God has ordained us to be transparent, to tell the truth of the issues we faced, the principalities against us, and the rebellious, vile, evil spirits that lurked within us, sent by the enemy himself to destroy what God has joined together. BUT GOD!! God said that what He has joined together, let no man put asunder! And it is so in our lives! Our purpose is to love and serve God, love one another as He has loved us, and to keep His Commandments. Our ministry is to help others to come to believe in the One True Living God that saves souls, and tells us to seek His Kingdom first and all else will be added. It was only when we surrendered to God that our marrriage saw the light of God's Presence in it. And our hope is to share with others what we went through to get where we are today in hopes that someone will come to believe that if God did it for us, He will surely do it for them!
Revelation 12:11 KJV
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Tonight we will have a special guest to join us in our discussion on learning how to operate in love using empathy. The spiritual principle of Empathy is what can help us to stay on the path of love and understanding when it comes to having positive relationships with others. We will learn that understanding what empathy is and how to apply it to our relationships, will enable us to stop criticizing and holding judgement sessions on others. Empathy is best applied with truth and comes with an inventory of self. In order to operate in love we must apply this principle that will allow us to become helpful in our relationships instead of feeling self-righteous in them.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 KJV
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 CORINTHIANS 10;13 MESSAGE BIBLE
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
We will be discussing the importance of being able to operate in love even when no one else is doing it. It is not popular to operate in love, unfortunately, but it is necessary. Many people today have no clue of all the things they do, that have nothing to do with the love they easily profess to others. So many are hurt by their own expectations of how others should exhibit love, and yet in their own limited experiences, do not exhibit unconditional love and/or cannot themselves operate in love consistently. We must first unlearn some behaviors that are not conducive with the love God ordains, in order to learn the new behavior of operating in love.
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”
We will be discussing how important it is to understand that as we walk in love, we walk in the Spirit. The Spirit is our guide that protects us when we walk in the light of God's Word, and will make us transparent to those things that are not God. Light reveals and darkness hides. So it is imperative that we walk in the light of God's Word in order to be able to operate in love effectively.
We will be discussing how to learn to understand the importance of having wisdom to help us to effectively operate in love. Wisdom comes from God and not from our own way of thinking. Without God we cannot extract wisdom to help us in those situations and circumstances where wisdom is needed to keep us from acting like, becoming and ultimately being fools. In order to understand how to operate in love effectively and consistently, we must understand that without God we have no clue in how to be wiser in our dealings with each other, therefore we cannot operate in love without the wisdom of God to help us.
JOB 28:23-28 “God alone knows the way to Wisdom, He knows the exact place to find it. He knows where everything is on earth, He sees everything under heaven. After He commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters, Arranged for the rain and set off explosions of thunder and lightning, He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and tested and ready. Then He addressed the human race: ‘Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord—that’s Wisdom, and Insight means shunning evil.’”
We will be discussing our personal experience with learning how to maintain healthy relationships with others, including the opposite sex, but also learning how to be respecting of the Covenant of marriage. Many relationships fail because of the enemy of jealousy and insecurity, and also because of the blatant disregard that others have for the sanctity of marriage. Learning how to operate in love in a marriage entails us learning how to establish other relationships, but to also make sure that these relationships are not destructive to our relationship with each other.
We will be discussing how many times we fail in our relationships because we lose hope that things can work out for our good. We make rash decisions contigent on our flesh, instead of operating in love and the Word of God to help us sustain the relationship or the marriage that we are in. It is imperative that we always continue to keep hope established to be able to operate in love and have the desire to continue in the Word of God's Commandment to love one another. Without hope we are doomed to fail, and some take this as a failure on love, but the Word tells us that Love Never Fails.
We will be discussing how so many of us have consistently chosen to operate in evil ways in our relations with others, and yet we wonder why things are not working out according to God's goodwill. We must come to realize that we can't have favor and blessings when we are not delivered from the evil that we cause, initiate, and/or accept. We cannot continue to advocate or participate in financial ruin, emotional turmoil, verbal abuse, sexual debachery and/or physical harm to people and still cry out, 'but I love them'. None of this is love, it is evil doing, and done by evil doers. Learning how to operate in love consists of recognizing the very evil things that curse our lives, and repenting from those very things and also by a continual prayer for God to deliver us from evil. For we are so easily tempted and succeptible to these temptations of evil, and to be ugly, act ugly, and to retaliate ugliness in return. We must always ask for deliverance in order to consistently operate in love, and we must ask God in earnest prayer to continue to deliver us from evil everyday.
Matthew 6:9-13 AKJV
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
We will be discussing how much we have to realize that when we are going through, no matter what it is, how it looks or how it feels, it is our affliction that God has given us to make us stronger for our assignment. There is no way out except for the way that God provides, and He is not going to take away our cup until the work is finished. Although we feel the pressures of learning how to adjust to pain and disappointment, we must learn to come to understand that the work of going through the fire for God is not an easy task. God did not promise us that we would not hurt, instead He sent Jesus to show us how to gracefully stand our pain. NO matter what we go through, the lesson is always love, just as it was when Jesus was on the cross. We must learn how to operate in love, and withstand our afflictions, so God can finish the work of making us strong in our weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:9The Message (MSG)
Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,
My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
We will be discussing some personal issues that came up in our marriage and made us recognize how imperative it is to keep hope established in our relationships in order to be able to operate in love. Without hope there is much diffuculty in repairing the damages that come from issues that can bring the relationship to an end. We have to establish hope, and at times reestablish hope in our relationships, in order to effectively operate in love and to keep our relationships thriving.
We will be discussing the importance of learning how to respect one another so that we can operate in love more effectively. Being able to respect is imperative to relations with others because without giving regard to another's worth and personal feelings we can lose the ability to have compassion, understanding and empathy, and instead become more judgemental and critical of each other. Learning that respect is needed will help us to gain the awareness of how much being respected means to one another, and will also teach us how to keep from operating in the behaviors and attitudes that make us lose respect for one another, therefore losing the ability to operate in love.