This year we at XP ministries are praying into many different areas of increase.
At the beginning of this year I personally felt one main area I needed to increase in was in the area of Love. This is one of the greatest treasures we have from the Lord!
I had experienced a situation with someone on December 31st. I wasn’t feeling very loving toward them because of the situation I was facing at the time. My thoughts in the moment, because of my frustration were not to reproduce love, in fact just the opposite.
The word of God does not tell us to love others according to how we feel in the moment. We are to love as we have been loved. In Ephesians 3 it says that we are too be rooted and grounded in love and that is not just know we are loved but release that love.
In the moment I was reminded of an experience that a well known prophet had years earlier. He actually died and, as he stood before the Lord, the Lord asked him a question, “While you were on the earth, Did You Learn To Love?”
The man obviously came back from death to life and one of the messages that he was to carry was that of Love.
This question resounded in me, “Have I learned to love? Not just when I am loved?” and I honestly had to say no. At that moment I too knew that I needed to focus on this great gift that have been given to me and release it to others. And that includes those who are not so lovely at times (which we all fit that description at certain moments in our lives).
So this is what happens, I began to live and walk this one out.
I had to 1st choose to love and then decree and release love and will to do so.
As I began to experience this I also began to focus on many scriptures where the characteristics of love are described. How does love behave?
Below are many scriptures we as a team and ministry are decreeing and focusing on.
What you focus on you will empower.
We are also decreeing we will increase in LOVE!
Join us in decreeing that you too are increasing in love. Here are a few scriptures.
1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 22:37-40, 1 John 4:8, Ephesians 3:16-19, John 13:34, 35.
You are loved!
- Kim Hadaway