That’s right my friends, we are living the first days of 2018, and the special message that I want to leave here for you, is a verse that God spoke to my heart, the moment I started thinking about something to publish here.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
Thinking of how to go forward, how to tread my walk this year, those words came to my mind and inspired my heart.
You can not live without FAITH…
Faith is what binds us directly to God, it is the certainty of what we do not yet see, it is the reability that moves us. The confidence that gives us the conditions to fight. Without faith, it’s impossible to please God. The righteous shall live by faith. Whatever achievement we aspire to, whether on the spiritual, material, soul, or body level, we can only reach and establish what we desire through faith.
Faith is power. Faith is relationship. Faith is communication through prayer. How can we speak to God without having the full conviction that He’s listening to us?
If we have FAITH, we need to WAIT for something, and how can we expect good things without HOPE?
To have HOPE is to know that something is possible, it is the expectation that drives us. It’s that smile on your face when you apply for something. Hope is to expect something good, it is to take the eyes of what is temporary and glimpse the future. I believe that this hope that I’m talking about here, is to share your plans with God. Glimpse Heaven, and know how important this is.
When faith and hope go together, the human being becomes capable of realizing his best and biggest dreams. The human being materializes the plans that God has for his life. These two are great pillars of life. A person without these two pillars is incomplete. He lives in “a world without color”, without perspective.
To have hope these days is to go against the world. We turn on the TV, we read newspaper, log in on our social media for a few minutes, and we see a “flood of tragedies” and not-so-promising futures… when we live in hope, we nullify this negativity, and we want to see the vision of what God wants for us!
But there is still more important to talk about: LOVE!
Yes, LOVE is the greatest of these!
What would we be without Love? I believe that every human being is born with the first and most important “of Loves”, that of God for us! Whoever accompanies the blog, knows that I am Christian, and when I speak of this Love, I am not talking about religion! Religion, in my opinion, only gets in the way. Religion separates, detain people by mere rules, creates dissentions, and ultimately kills (kills both spiritually and physically).
When I speak of Love, it is impossible not to relate the decision I made, this pure feeling, to follow the God that I believe! I never forget a verse in the Bible that says that we’re recognized as children of God, only when we love, when we carry this love within us! And in the Bible, book of 1 Corinthians 13, Paul says:
“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. 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.”
1 Corinthians 13: 2,3
If your intentions aren’t covered in love, it’s no use doing what you do. There is no point in possessing everything in the material matter, if you do not have love. Understand that without true love, no kind of relationship lasts. If you do not love God above all things, if you do not love yourself, if you do not love your neighbor (or fail in some of these steps), you’ll be nothing, nothing will matter.
Love is the beginning of every relationship. Love is the basis. Faithfulness, for example, grows with Love. To be the image and likeness of God, begins when we love Him, when we love those who are on our side, no matter who they are. We stand for Love.
Do not exchange Love for coldness. Do not annihilate LOVE within you because of traumas, sorrows, sadness, disappointments… who remains in LOVE, is justified.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
I want to continue in 2018, with a lot of FAITH. I want to have HOPE, good expectations, because only then, I can run after something that serves as an experience for me! And of course, have lots of LOVE inside of me!
Notice how these pillars are connected! I hope I have been able to explain a little of what I received. I wish that your 2018 will be the year in which you put into practice FAITH, HOPE and LOVE! That you count on God, may you trust Him with all your heart. You can count on me too, leave messages, comments… it will always be a pleasure to answer them. I ask with great affection, that you share this post, maybe it reaches someone who needs this message!
XO and I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR, I love you all!
May we continue together on this journey!