Saturday, June 05, 2010

love wins

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

I Corinthians 13: 12-13

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Romans 12: 9-21

I wrote a song a couple months back, called "Love wins." It is based on Romans 12 and I catch myself singing it quite often as of late. The chorus of the song goes:
"I am a sacrifice; I'm a sacrifice.
Conform me to your will...."

There are three verses:
1. May my life always be: pleasing
May my heart always be: discerning your will....

2. May I never think of me: too highly.
May I always want to be: serving in faith....

3. Love must always be... sincere.
And I pray that good will always (will always). Win out.

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