Love is one of the tenderest words in our English language. It is the term that might best describe God. No wonder the Apostle Paul writes about it in such an emphatic way in
1 Corinthians 13:4–8 (NASB)
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails …
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12 this love was … a more excellent way …
He said at the beginning of 1 Corinthians 14 … Pursue love …
My friend, this is not friendship love nor romantic love, this is none other than the agape love (God’s love) that has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
As you practice moment-by-moment surrender, you will be able to say, “Jesus be Jesus in me.”
And you will experience, I am patient, I am kind, I am not not jealous, I do not brag, I am not arrogant, I do not act unbecomingly, I do not seek my own, I am not easily provoked, I do not take into account a wrong suffered, I do not rejoice in unrighteousness, but I rejoice with the truth, I bear all things, I believe all things, I hope all things, I endure all things, and I will never fail! I give up! Jesus be Jesus in me.