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Got love?

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth:…”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Love conquers all. Love covers a multitude of sins. Love is not seen with the natural eye, but is felt in the seat of your emotions. Love is not puffed up. It does not boast or brag. It does not behave itself unseemly. So again, got love?

It is easy to love those who love you back. The real test and challenge comes in loving the unloveable, loving those you know don’t like you, those who despitefully use you, those who mistreat you, and the list goes on. So again the question is asked, Got love?

There are 8 different types of love:

  • Eros-based on feelings towards another
  • Philia-friendship
  • Storge-love without physical attraction
  • Ludus-affection between young lovers or puppy love
  • Mania-madness or obsessiveness
  • Pragma-enduring love
  • Philautia-self love
  • Agape-selfless unconditional love

God is love

Kirk Franklin said it best in the love song: “Love, a word that comes and goes but few people really know what it means to really love somebody.

Jesus shows us how and what it really means to love. Throughout our ups and downs, He loves us. Inspite of our wrongs, mistakes, or bad choices, He loves us. So I ask the question, got love?

If you got Jesus, show some signs of His love.

The wages of our sin, gave us the death penalty, but the gift of God gave us eternal life. We were declared guilty of all charges, but because of His love for us. He took our sins upon Himself so that we may live.

Got love?

Ysante McDowell

Ysante C MCDowell has been writing and inspiring others with her faith based poetry and song writings for more than a decade. Her poetry always encourages others Who are having valley experiences and have lost hope of coming out of their trials and tribulations. Mrs. McDowell started a newsletter called The Breathe of Life for the local church that she attends in 2007. The newsletters reached in and outside of the church even somehow finding its way into prisons and doctor offices. In 2008, Ysante won an award for the Spartanburg Community College Library Poetry Contest (1st place)for one of her poems. She went on in 2009 being awarded 2nd place for another poem as part of Spartanburg Community College Honor of Excellence Award. Her first self published book was entitled Time to Face Spirituality which was more of a pamphlet given to church members in Hattiesburg, Ms in 2003. She is the Co Owner of Ed's All Purpose Seasoning and Rub along side her husband Ed McDowell, the owner of Ed's All Purpose Seasoning and Rub.They have 2 children Shyheim, 21 and Danielle age 18, a student at SC State University. May her writings bring encouragement to all that read..

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