LOVE is more than a reflection…

Morning SOAP from my life journal

S – scripture

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV)

O – observation

The reflection is not the real thing.  The reflection is only an image of what the real thing his. 
One day we will see face to face.  A face to face meeting is much different from like an image in a magazine –  there will be so much more to see and experience. When you meet someone you have seen before online…they appear to be so much different so much more…in the midst of a chapter on love it would be easy to say we won’t know the fullness of his love for us until we fully know or fully experience Him.

A –  application

The anticipation of full disclosure, of fully knowing God face to face.  This is the love chapter…if we are to fully understand or grasp what true love is, then it’s more than the description of love it’s the encounter with love face to face.  Today I need to encounter Gods love in his presence so that His love will motivate my responses to life.  A true encounter with love is more than a reflection, more than an image…it’s face to face.

P – prayer

Lord my I encounter your love, so that the people around me may encounter not just an image or a reflection of who you are, but rather a personal up close encounter with you.  When people encounter me may your love impact their lives through my actions.

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