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The Love Called Agape

In English, our term love encompasses a wide variety of emotion.  It is equivalent to using the word “water” to describe rain, snow, ice or the ocean.  It is correct but it lacks nuance. In the west these days we have a preoccupation with “romantic love” or “eros”. That powerful first attraction between lovers based on physical attraction. Yet, there are so many other types of love.

The love of  “agape” (ἀγάπη in Greek). In Christian philosophy, this has come to mean “the love of God”.  This means our love for God and God’s love for us. It is selfless love. It is spiritual love as opposed to “philia” (φιλíα) which would have connotations of brotherly or family love. Agape is the love which sacrifices.  Agape is the love that gives without thought of reward. Agape is the love of compassion. Agape is more than emotion, in a sense, it is the very essence of God.

Top 5 bias tag

Baby @moanwoo tagged me to do this aaaa thank you love ;)💋

I might not talk about all my biases but I truly love them yeeeeees

Hongbin he is a ball of sunshine *^*💓 he has dimples and that is what made me fall for him aaaaa plus his voice when he is rapping oh God have mercy….. just look at that smile💕💕

Originally posted by haneul-jang

Jinki (Onew) he is the dumbest of all and makes me want to scream because of his actions hahaha XD his smile is a gift from heaven💟 his voice is unique! it is also the main reason he had me ay😙

Originally posted by littleshinee

Minseok (Xiumin) his cheeks are my blessing..😍 because have you seen them? they are love!! he has this way of smile aaaaa really sexy puff everything he does is gold, mostly his unbelievable voice *~*💗💗

Originally posted by xiundeer

Yixing (Lay) he is simply an angel👼 ;;;;;;;; all of him.. we don’t deserve him but God love us so much….. the way he dances is flawless he is sometimes too much to me like he came to bless us along with his sweet voice yeah💖💖 his dimples are are loveee

Originally posted by deerxings

Youngmin he is the first in my heart (including the rest of Boyfriend as my biases because I love them so much❤️😆) how to begin to explain how much he means to me??😢 he is less than perfect but truly the most incredible I have ever met…..💝 my heart melt the second I saw his smile for the first time, it wasn’t love at first sight more like a growing love? like the trees hahaha I ask God for his soul everyday so he can be happy because he deserve it💙👍💜 he has this extraordinary way of making me crazy, his voice when he speaks or sings (even trying to rap XD), his dance ooh dear Lord..*o* his winks, his lipbites, his acting, the way he can be so dork and also sexy (amazing) his everything is precious to me💘💘💘💘💘💘

tagging : @hyun-seong @eternalreflections @mina-destroyed-me @pikwanchu @modelsoo @iambestfriendshawol @babyybluebear @bewitched-by-boyfriend @lockette-lockette please do it if you want😘

If today, Christmas, is going to be a struggle, whether it’s difficult relatives, loneliness, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, arguments, and so on, remember this: you are loved, you are cherished, you are adored, by the Father. His Son was born today and the same love He has for His child, He has for you too. May you all be blessed today. 

No matter how dark or how hard things are right now, when you surrender all to Christ, and trust in God wholeheartedly. Know this, that God is going to change this situation around for His Glory and your good. Don’t worry about it. God is in control, and taking care of it. God bless you.

Lord, here I am down on my knees, surrendering all I have, desperate for you. With my arms stretched wide, I know You hear me as I cry. So will You speak to me now? Yes, I surrender it all. I want to know you more. 

Like a rushing wind, Jesus breathe within me. Lord will You have Your way in me? Lord, have Your way in me. 

I Surrender by Hillsong Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcnfT4arZtI

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Happy 40th birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch! (July 19, 1976)

He loves you with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3). Because of Jesus, we have our happily-ever-after. 

Only because Love came down to rescue me; Love came down to set me free.

http://worshiprelease.com/2012/01/love-came-down-by-bethel-music/

“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.” John 8:1

Jesus could not pass by a blind man. When there’s a need, He cannot pass you by. Even if you don’t see your need.

I remember the day after I tried to take my life. Try as I might, I could not die. That morning I went to the bathroom and sat on the toilet bowl; dazed, hopeless, and unmoved. I was thinking of other ways out–the knife? the window? the car? God was the last thing on my mind. Then suddenly a voice came over me and spoke, “Whatever it is, I am with you." 

Jesus could not pass me by. I didn’t even think of asking for His help, but He came. Beloved, we serve a faithful God who will not walk pass us without changing, healing, and touching us!

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called - Max Lucado

Peter was a fisherman. David was a teenager. Paul was a persecutor. Are you a sinner? Are you broken? Are you a drifter? None matters. 

We are not qualified by the world’s standards. It is God who qualifies us.

Jesus only has one question for you: Will you follow Me? 

Jesus is the one who you shall call for deliverance. 

Not a priest, not a pastor, not your parents, not your friends. 

Jesus!