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“Love God’s Way” by Jacqueline Crooks

Love God's Way
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It has been such a challenge for me to walk in the love that God commands. Love your enemies as yourself; treat others as you want to be treated; in your anger, do not sin; don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, AMPC). God gives all these instructions about love that do not come natural for me.

Some time ago, our pastor said the way to grow in love is through confession. You know the saying, you have what you say? He told us to read 1 Corinthians 13 and everywhere we see the word “love” to replace it with our own name. I started doing that and I thought, let me just change this from my name to “I.” When I say this affirmation regularly I am reminded of this Scripture whenever my character wants to act ugly. I noticed that I am becoming what I am saying.

Below is that affirmation:

I endure long and I am patient and kind; I am never envious nor boil over with jealousy, I am not boastful or vainglorious, I do not display myself haughtily.

I am not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); I am not rude (unmannerly) and I do not act unbecomingly. I (God’s love in me) do not insist on my own rights or my own way, for I am not self-seeking; I am not touchy or fretful or resentful; I take no account of the evil done to me [I pay no attention to a suffered wrong].

I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but I rejoice when right and truth prevail.

I bear up under anything and everything that comes, I am ever ready to believe the best of every person, my hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and I endure everything [without weakening].

I never fail [never fade out or become obsolete or come to an end].

Affirmation: Matthew 10:20; Luke 24:32

About JCcallingblog
Jacqueline Crooks has been married for over 30 years and she is the mother of two children. She started jccallingblog because she totally enjoyed the Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young and wanted to share her thoughts with friends and family. However, this journey has branched her into more than she could have ever imagined. She is now writing blogs, books, hosting a JCcalling show on JCcallingtv , and baking cookies for jcirresistibles.
For over 30 years she has worked in the public sector. Although she enjoyed the work and it definitely helped pay the bills, she felt something was missing. She wanted to feel alive and not just going through the motions of everyday life. So the birth of JCcalling was started. Jacqueline believes God put us all here for a purpose and that we each have our own calling to fulfill. “When we are in our purpose we feel alive, excited about what we will do next, and thrilled to be walking in what we love.”
Her purpose is to encourage others to fulfill their calling! She believes her journey is to help you fulfill the calling on your life. Her prayer is that every time you stop by one of her sites you get golden nuggets that launches you into your purpose. Her promise is to do her best to help you walk in your path.
To find out more about Jackie Crooks please go to: https://jccalling.wordpress.com  Also, you can check out her videos on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMoEcr3koSqRbqVma5EGWgA

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