“1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. […] 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
You hear this chapter over and over again, and you think you know every word of it. Do you?
Once, me and my sister were chillin’ on the bed. After a long day we were enjoying listening to music in the room’s silence. Continue reading
” … have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. We have to fight to keep our faith. Try as hard as you can to win that fight. Take hold of eternal life.” (1Timothy 6, 11-12)
If you truly long for God, you always get in trouble, you’ll have hard times, and a lot of wars to win. It won’t be easy. But is worth it, I believe.
An experienced warrior knows the weaknesses of the enemy. This means also the Satan knows the perfect plan and the key to conquer you. You’ll feel weak, confused, all the thoughts in your mind will drive you mad. If you read this and you’re agreeing with me, I know how it goes. For days. Or weeks. I noticed that as I want to search God’s will more and more, the Satan attacks me with insane thoughts, uncertainty, insecurity, and I can’t be really happy.
“Kind words are like a life-giving tree” (Prov. 15,4)
Sometimes we don’t even realize how important is to pay more attention to what we speak. The Bible says: “Kind words are like a life-giving tree, but lying words will crush your spirit.” Or an other version uses the expression: “A gentle tongue…” How can we be one of with gentle tongue and kind words?
1. Be empathetic and encouraging. Continue reading