Quiet introspection allows you to see what lies inside that is a hindrance to your love walk. Do you walk in love all the time or just when it is convenient and feels good? A true ‘love walk’ is to love when you would rather slander. Love when you would often retaliate.
Love the unlovely and the unkind.
Love the sublime.
Master love, and you will be a prize for the Master; for you will be ready for any task at any moment for you are primed, but stable, and fully able to control your emotions. Therefore, in quiet introspection, do you find yet areas that are unlovely? Bring them to the forefront. We will sort and label, yes label–we are not labeling you, but the sin that so easily besets you, and bringing it to the light to be cleansed.
Your efforts will not be wasted…
For a new label will be pasted…
Perfected in Love!
For you will be perfected to love. You will be…
“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you; immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away; anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:5-10
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body and be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.” I John 4:15-17
“He who says “I know him” but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him; he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” I John 2:4-6
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” I John 4:11-12
“Father, I desire that they also, whom thou has given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these know that thou hast sent me. I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:24-26