Charity is God’s perfect love:
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.
4Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up, 5Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8Charity never fails: I Corinthians 1-8 AKJV
Charity is the name that was given to me.
As far back as I can remember I’ve known what charity means. To be charity has been my lifelong prayer. To know God’s perfect love, to feel it, to believe it; to love others perfectly and truly; to feel wholly loved; and to, in return, fully love God has been my life’s ambition – one that I know can never be completely grasped.
As I am pursuing charity, I’m learning so much. There are tons of things that get in the way of perfect love. In my life there is fear, lies, pain, twisted mindsets, expectations, idealisms, the list could go on and on. As I encounter these obstacles I see them as barrier in my path to perfect Love, perfect Truth, a life of security, peace, and freedom.
There are many things that I’ve learned along the way. One of these is that we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.
11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony: Revelation 12:11 AKJV
This blog is being created as a place to share what God has done and is doing in my life. It is a place where I can shine the Light on the obstacle in front of me, in recognition that as I see it for what it is then the pathway over it becomes clear.
My greatest desire is to live fully what God has destined me to be – His child. I want to know Him and trust Him and love Him with everything in me. As I pursue charity, I pursue Him.
The amazing thing that I’ve discovered in my pursuit…all the time that I’ve been praying, searching, questioning, and crying out for answers, trying to pursue something that is too huge for me to see – He has been pursuing me.