that which we have seen and heard we proclaim to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. and we are writing these things too so that our joy may be complete. 1 j. 1:3 & 4
God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 j. 1:5
for this is the message the you have heard from the beginning ...
that we should love one another. 1 j. 3:11
... we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 1 j. 3:16
let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 j. 3:18
beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 j. 4:7
so we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. by this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgement, because as he is so also are we in this world. 1 j. 4:16 & 17
how far i have strayed from the state of loveliness i ought to be in. what a beautiful thing, to spend time with God. THEE God ... one and only ... true, just & holy above all other things.
Father, teach me to love ... You, the people around me, myself. You are faithful and good no matter what. Thank you. It is well with my soul. None can deny your goodness. Not one. Not even the trees or the bushes can deny Your glory. They dance and create the music of nature in awe of You. You abide in all things ... even the seemingly ugly, You are there. You are full of grace for me. Why? Thank you. Fix me. Renew me. Revive me. Teach me. Make me Your own. Take the nasty & make it graceful and kind.