Failure-Free Living (Part 1): Walking in the Love of God  (Teaching by Tara Alexander for PureWater Ministries)

Recently, I had a situation that was hard to face. In fact I had to deal with people who had really done me an injustice. I was bothered so much that I woke up in the middle of the night to have a talk with My Heavenly Father. I asked, “Daddy, how am I supposed to do this?” He whispered back, “If you walk in love, you walk in My anointing but if you step outside love then you will have to do this on your own. “  I was struck in my heart. My success or failure depended solely on my love walk. I already had my bible opened to 1 Cor. 13 when He spoke those words. I had been led to read the chapter. I had no idea of what was coming next. The Lord spoke very clearly to my heart. As I read, the tears began to fall when I was led to insert my name in verses 4-8. I began to think that if I was going to operate in love then I must have to have the character of that love. Some of the characteristics described were patient, kind, enduring. I began to say..”Tara is patient, Tara is kind, Tara is not easily provoked, etc.” The tears started really flowing when I said out of my mouth that “Tara, keeps no record of wrong!” Read it for yourself. Love keeps no record of wrong!!! Therefore, if I operate in love, I operate according to this wonderful scripture. Then the big whammy was dropped on me again. The Lord assured me that “Love Never fails”. If I was going to be successful I was going to have to stay in my love walk. I was going to have to love them the way that He loves me. Thank God for revelation. The challenge was to see them with His eyes and see the situation from His eyes. God wants His children to walk in harmony. We may not agree on every single matter but who cares if you wear your hair in a bun or a bob? Those of us who believe the gospel and who really claim Jesus as Our Lord are still one in Christ!!! I must say that when I finally faced this situation, I was totally & spiritually prepared. God granted me great success because my heart & actions honored His wishes. His anointing was publically present because of the work that was done in private.  The Lord corrected my heart and mindset. We all need a little realigning.  You may say, “What’s love got to do with it?” I say love had everything to do with it. His love for me and then my love for them and their love for me were all important.

In this end time harvest, you will have to walk in love to see Godly results.  You will have to believe and believe for your family, your relationships, your vision and your ministry. The love of God cannot fail you. I have seen the hardest hearts crack under the conviction of love (including mine). I have seen families restored and lives literally change because of the love of God which flows through His people. Think about it, do you really love them that hate you or despitefully use you? That’s deep for me. I like calling a spade a spade. When I walk in love, it’s not that what they did is negated, it’s just my response has changed. It’s as if the Lord showed me the big picture. We all lose when we walk outside of the love zone. We all lose when we are in division. Division and bitterness can even lead to health problems. It’s just not worth it to have that kind of strife in our lives. It doesn’t matter what the other party does, choose your own course. If you choose love, you won’t fail. Your heart won’t be clogged with hurt or mixed emotions. Your gifts won’t be choked inside you. You can flow freely when you know that you’ve pleased the Father by giving Him your hurts and disappointments and letting Him love you back to wholeness. The love zone is the failure-proof zone. Love won’t fail because God is love!!! 1 John 4:16 says it best   “… he who abides in love, abides in God and God abides in him.”  How do I live a failure proof life?….I live in love therefore I live in God!!

(Check back for Part 2  at www.purewaterministries.wordpress.com)

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