Tough Love

God's Way Ministries International
Consecration Focus
Friday, February 16, 2018
 

FOCUS SCRIPTURE: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (St. John 3:16KJV)

"TOUGH LOVE" 

Monday at service I had Ter'ron play, "Love Said Not So", by BeBe and CeCe. "My, My, MY!" I can still my grandmother Wagner's voice saying those words in church when she would "Get Happy". That song is a perfect introduction to the final day. I pray that you have seen and will continue to see results from this weeks consecration and sacrifice. God clearly spoke to me on some things.
 
One of the things that He clearly said was that it was time to strengthen ourselves and our relationships because going ahead we have battles to fight. Wait a minute Pastor. We just had this wonderful week of joy and love, hope and prayer and singing love songs and you are now telling us that we have battles ahead? I am saying that if we want more than what we have…we will have to fight for it. Our love has to be "tough". I started writing this before I turn on my music but don't you know at this very moment, "Worth Fighting For" is playing right now!
 
Tough Love! The love that will not let go. Tough Love! The love that can stand up to any demon in hell. Yes, "love is patient". Love is kind. But love is also deadly! Jesus died for you because of love. His love said "NOT SO" and stopped you from receiving the penalty that you clearly deserved. What will get you so passionate that you will access every fiber of your being to get it done or say, "not so"?
 
We will end this week with TOUGH LOVE. When we come to the altar this evening to partake of the body and blood of Jesus, as we arise let's flex our spiritual and natural muscles and start to make things HAPPEN!
 
I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU…
 
ACTIVITY: Throughout this entire day reflect on the LOVE Jesus has for YOU
 
PRAYER: Father, you have brought to me to the end of this journey. I thank you for all those who encouraged me throughout this week and told me that they love me. Bless them! Help me to be worthy of not only their love but more importantly your love. I will not take it for granted. Thank You Jesus…AMEN