Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.
In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.
Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.
After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.️❤️
Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear fellow blogger:
Hello everyone and God bless you all! My name is Ryan Callahan. My blog (www.AuthorRyanC.com) is all about helping people come to know Jesus, helping people understand the Bible, and ministering to a lost and hurting world. Yeka has invited me to do a guest post for her blog, and I am honored and blessed to do it! Thank you Yeka! Your joyful heart is very encouraging! Since Yeka’s blog is all about love, I would like to share God’s definition of love with you and show you just how much God loves you!
We all like love, but what is love? What does love look like? I have good news! God’s Word, the Bible, answers that for us! The Book of 1 Corinthians contains a set of verses known as the love verses that teach us what love truly is. Let’s take a look!
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-8)
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1Corinthians 13:13)
What a beautiful definition of love, amen! We also learn in the Book of 1 John that God is love! Love is who He is!
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)
Since we know the definition of love from 1 Corinthians and we know that God is love, then we know God is made up of all those attributes of love and that is how He loves us! God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God never fails and God is the greatest!
God showed us just how much He loves us when He sent His Son into the world to die for our sins! That is the greatest and most loving gift of all! We only know what love is because of God!
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10)
“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
God loves us so much that He humbled Himself and became a man, Jesus Christ, in order to set us free from sin and death! Jesus is God in human flesh, Jesus is Lord and Jesus loves you!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
My message of love to you all is that God loves you more than you could ever imagine and He wants you to be in Heaven with Him forever! He wants to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life! You receive God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing you could ever do to earn this amazing gift of God’s grace. It must be received by faith.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus speaking in John 3:16
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:22-24)
Praise God for His great love for us! His love is the true love we all need! Come to Jesus today and let Him love you and save your soul!
Grace and peace to you all!
Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Ryan! ❤️
You have shared a love that is unlike any other love. A love that know no bounds. A love that knows us all to our deepest core. A lot that embraces . A love that redeems. A love that gives eternal life. A love that is indescribably the very love we all need. The one True Love. God’s Love.
May you be blessed a billion times over for all the passion you have in sharing God’s Love!
So friends, thanks for dropping by!
Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!
And here’s looking forward to opening more Doors with you! ❤️