Armed & Dangerous: Put on Love

 As I stated previously, I wanted to share with you all the message Joyce Meyer shared at the conference I attended last month. I’m a week late with this post and I apologize. 

 I knew that before I arrived that God would really speak to my spirit at the conference. I was prepared to be fed and I was. The message was about L O V E. Something I’ve been having a hard time with lately. Not that I have a hard time loving but I have a hard time understanding the actions of those that say they love me. I've also had a hard time dealing with the way I handled certain individuals that have hurt me. The last six months of my life have been …well let’s just say an experience… so I was really anxious to hear what Joyce would cover. 


So here goes Armed and Dangerous: Put on Love
Colossians 3:14
And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]  [amplified version]

Joyce started the message with this scripture and she encouraged us to put on the spirit of love and walk in it. We have to first remember that we must love ourselves first, and that it’s ok to do so! So often we are so consumed with our relationships or others that we forget to add ourselves into the equation.  It was quickly noted that most of us don’t truly know how to love. We simply say we love someone with our mouths but our actions would definitely speak otherwise.  

We must learn how to love others and show that love for one another through how we treat each other. Remember that love is a free gift and we have to stop charging others for our love, with everything we do, those things should be done to honor God and not for thanks. 

We must let God be God and when we are mistreated or wronged we should always pray for them and trust God to handle things. So many times when someone hurts us, we want to try to do whatever we can to cause as much pain as that person has caused us. Try not to become so consumed with the way others treat you that you forget to overcome those wrongs with good.

Humbling ourselves and forgiving others is the key to releasing the fruit of spirit and no that does not mean allowing someone to mistreat you consistently or walk all over you. It means that you are not harboring those negative feelings in your spirit. Forgiveness is for you.  

Romans 12:21
   Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good. [amplified version]

Next Wednesday: 
Armed & Dangerous: Love Means Sacrifice



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  1. Wow... that picture is magical and I love this post so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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    1. Awe thanks Lynn, so glad I could inspire!

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  2. What an inspirational post!! We all could do a little better at loving ourselves and others. Thank you!!

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  3. I so needed to hear that. I am going through some personal things myself and that truly spoke to my heart! Thanks for sharing honey!

    Roni

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  4. Amen! I am looking forward to reading more. That picture of you is absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Wow! I really needed this I swear God is so amazing. I'm going through a rough patch (which I know I'm not alone in) and I really feel it coming to a head and these are the things I'm working on. God Bless you and your readers I can't wait until next week.

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    1. Yes He is, remember you are never alone!
      God Bless you too!

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  6. Well stated friend. I am so glad that you were able to attend and left "Armed and Dangerous." I pray that God will continue to work in you and through you for His Glory! I am looking forward to your next post.

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    1. Thanks Shon, I hope He continues to work on and through me definitely a work in progress!

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  7. Yes maam! It seems like we're all going through some similar things in the blogosphere but this was very touching ans something I'm glad to have read! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. I'm a little late but I love this...this has really spoke to me too.

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  9. Just the general topic of "love" seems to be on the minds of many, whether its loving themselves or others. This is beyond inspiring, definitely giving me some new scripture to meditate on. Kudos to you for taking a spiritual move forward to become a better (psshh, your pretty dope already) YOU! :)

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