Dr Becky Enenche is the wife of the senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pastor Paul Enenche. In her ‘seed of destiny’ daily devotional for Tuesday, 24th of August, 2021, she explains the efficacy of true love by sharing the story of how love changed an armed robber she used to know to a Pastor. Read the full article below.
Love is patient…1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
I knew a young man who said he had associated with bad friends and became an armed robber. According to him, every time he came home after a robbery operation, his mother would tell him, “My son, you are not a robber; you are a pastor! You can’t be a thief; you are a pastor! I didn’t give birth to you for you to end as a robber”. And she continued talking to him like that.
One day, the young man said that about seven of them went to rob somewhere in the Northern part of Nigeria and a team of policemen suddenly arrived at the scene. All the armed robbers, including himself took to their heels. As he ran for his life, he said in front of him was a high fence, and behind him, the policemen. He asked himself, “What should I do?” And before he knew what was happening, he found himself on the other side of the fence. The rest of his gang members were wasted but he survived. After this experience, he gave his life to Christ and became a pastor.
You must understand that, God loves you so much to bring you to the point of delivering you from the great swelling pit of destruction of bitterness.Culled from “Who are you” by Dr Paul Enenche
Can you see that? People said that this boy was an armed robber, but love said he was a pastor! This is the lesson to learn: Love is very patient.
If you are in a relationship trying to get married, know that love can wait. It is lust that cannot wait. Love can wait. If you are in courtship for two or three years, real love can wait. Real love says, “I met this young lady or this young man pure, and I will not drop his or her quality by iniquity. My assignment is to enhance his or her quality.”
Love is very patient. Every time you see yourself giving up easily, losing a lot of patience on children, loved ones around you, it’s an error. Love is patient.
Remember this: Love is very patient.
- Make up your mind to love people genuinely.
- Always embrace the lifestyle of patience in everything you do.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to embrace the lifestyle of patience. Help me to love people genuinely Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
REFLECTION: If love must produce, love must be tough, tenacious, pertinacious, unflagging, unwavering, unrelenting and literally resolute. Don’t give up!
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I decree the fresh release of the Spirit of love upon you now in Jesus’ Name.