Enjoying the Journey

Do you have a difficult time loving some people? Do you struggle to express love to others? Does it seem that even with those you love that your love falls short in so many ways?

I am convinced that one of the greatest needs in families, churches, our nation is a fresh understanding and experience of the love of God. We live in a hateful world and people can be so very harsh. Only God’s love can cut through the hardness of sinful hearts.

Some time ago we made available an adaptation of Henry Drummond’s classic work on 1 Corinthians 13. I hope you have downloaded your copy and read it through. You may even want to read it on your knees – I promise you it will lead you to prayer!

Tammy and I had the privilege to speak last week at the Faith for The Family Couples’ Retreat in Gatlinburg, TN. Pastor and Mrs. Clarence Sexton have been a great example to us through the years of what the love of God looks like in marriage. At the meeting I picked up a copy of his newest book, A More Excellent Way – Expressions Of Love.

This little book is a fresh look at the great love chapter of the Bible. Every generation needs authors who articulate in their day the great truths of Scripture. I am so happy that Pastor Sexton has shared this wonderful resource.

Here is a brief excerpt from the book:

We can say “I love you” in many ways, but our deeds are more important than our words. Our private lives tell the real story. Our loved ones are totally turned off by public expressions of love that are not lived out on a daily basis in private life…

God wants us to know that the love He enables us to have will be expressed in deeds. These are the expressions of His love.

Pastor Sexton goes on to examine each of the 15 action verbs that God uses in the passage to describe the expression of biblical love. They are deeply encouraging and convicting at the same time!

I want to encourage you to order your own copy. It will not only help you in marriage, it will help you in every relationship! The love of God truly is “a more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). Order this little book from Faith for the Family and ask the Lord to do the miraculous in your life – to enable you to love others as He loves you.

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