By our daily desire to be  Jesus-centered,  filled by the Spirit,  meditating on and applying the Word of God, HEAR method, 2 Peter 1:3 HCSB, Joshua 1:8, 5:22 CSB and  by God’s grace, believers can persevere to practice agape love. As you review each day of the month examine yourself and see if you have any sin regarding the day’s description of love if so confess and repent.
Days of the month – 1 & 16. 4a Love is patient; the Holy Spirit empowers individual Disciples to control self in long-suffering patience during trials, tests, provocations, and problems. We have God’s grace and guidance, one day at a time while trusting and waiting on God, sometimes for years.
Days – 2 & 17. 8a Love never ends; when we love like God, we are engaging in an eternal activity.
Days – 3 & 18. 4b Love is kind; Disciples treat others with kindness, gentleness, and goodness even when disagreeing with someone or having to take disagreeable actions.
4 & 19. 4c Love does not envy; not displeased by the success of others or desire what they have.
5 & 20 6b Love…rejoices in truth; living according to God’s truth; be filled with joy when we see others living the truth of the gospel.
6 & 21.4dLove…is not boastful; not bragging about our achievements or actions.
7 & 22. 7aLove… bears all things; faithful love overlooks minor offenses and problems; major problems or disagreements will be met with peacemaking responses described here. Love overlooks weaknesses of others that are facts of life that cannot be changed.
8 & 23. 4e Love… is not arrogant; not prideful, self-important or refusing to be thankful and submit to God and others. [James 4:7, Ephesians 5:20-21]
9 & 24. 7b Love… believes all things; trusts others and give others the benefit of the doubt rather than believing the worst about them.
10 & 25. Love… 5a is not rude; not discourteous, impolite, rough, or disrespectful of others attitudes and actions.
12 & 27. Love…5b is not self-seeking; not putting self first or above others. Jesus is our example [Philippians 2:4-8].
13 & 28. 7d Love… endures all things; love always perseveres, is not moved up and down like a thermometer by the offenses and failings of others.
14 & 29. Love…5c is not irritable; not touchy or easily offended by perceived slights, actions or words of others.
Days – 15 & 30. Love…5d does not keep a record of wrongs; not holding on to grievances or resentments. Jesus taught the importance of not keeping a count of wrongs [Matthew 18:22].
Day – 31. 6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness; those who truly love can never be joyful when others fall into immorality.
Do I love anyone with agape love? Do I desire for my love to be agape?
Henry Luke 4/26/2018
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