How do you encourage your family, community, and the world at a time like this? With so much racial tension and bias being exhibited, I’ve been having conversations with our ministry team as to how we will combat what’s taking place. Our solution is through showing LOVE. I asked them to share with me any thoughts or scriptures that they are holding on to in this hour, and I wanted to share them with you’ll.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Pastor “D” Harris
1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV), “14 Do Everything in love.” – Pastor Torre Adams
Romans 12:9-10 (ESV), ‘9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” – Apostle Benny Burrell
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV), “8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – Angela Elazier
1 John 4:8 (NIV), “8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’ – Deneysha Goods
2 Timothy 4:17a (NIV), “17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” – Kierra Bell
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT), “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” When we see through the Word what LOVE is not, then we get a true understanding of what LOVE is. – Pastor Linda Brown
2 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV), :11 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” – Prophetess Kendal Harris
1 John 3:18 (NIV), “18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – Minister Donna Wilson-Johnson
Let me encourage you, please pray before you speak, and speak only in LOVE!