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Do You Know What Love Is? How Do You Define Love? Why Should You Love? Here’s Scripture On Love

Saturday, August 10, 2013
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1 Corinthians 13:4-13 4Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Luke 6:27 27But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 4:8 8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Hebrews 13:1 1Keep on loving one another as Christians.

1 John 4:19 19We love because God first loved us.

John 15:12 12 My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.

Luke 10:27 27 The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’”

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:26 26 “Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well.

Jude 1:2 2May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure.

Mark 12:30 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

John 15:17 17This, then, is what I command you: love one another.

1 Corinthians 16:14 14Do all your work in love.

1 John 4:16 16And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them.

Colossians 3:19 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Luke 6:32 32“If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!

John 14:21 21 “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.”

1 John 4:7 7Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God.

Matthew 22:37 37 Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

1 John 4:12 12 No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.

2 John 1:6 6This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience to God’s commands. The command, as you have all heard from the beginning, is that you must all live in love.

Psalm 26:8 8I love the house where you live, O Lord , the place where your glory dwells.

2 Peter 1:7 7to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love.

1 John 4:20 20If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen.

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

1 John 4:8 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:5 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;

Deuteronomy 5:10 10But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

1 John 5:2 2This is how we know that we love God’s children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands.

Zephaniah 3:17 17The Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you,

1 John 4:9 9And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him.

1 John 3:18 18My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

1 Peter 1:22 22Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart.

Ephesians 5:25 25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.

Hebrews 10:24 24Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.

1 John 4:11 11Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.

1 John 4:10 10This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 13Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

Micah 6:8 8No, the Lord has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.

1 John 4:18 18There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.

Ephesians 5:28 28Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

John 13:35 35If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”

1 Corinthians 13:1 Love 1I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.

Jeremiah 31:3 3I appeared to them from far away. People of Israel, I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love.

1 Corinthians 13:6 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Hosea 3:1 Hosea and the Unfaithful Woman 1The Lord said to me, “Go again and show your love for a woman who is committing adultery with a lover. You must love her just as I still love the people of Israel, even though they turn to other gods and like to take offerings of raisins to idols.”

1 Corinthians 13:7 7Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.

1 Corinthians 13:8 8Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass.

1 Corinthians 13:3 3I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned —but if I have no love, this does me no good.

1 Corinthians 13:2 2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.

James 2:8 8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

1 Timothy 6:10 10For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.

John 13:34 34 And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Leviticus 19:18 18 Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord .

John 3:16 16For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.

Proverbs 10:12 12 Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.

Matthew 5:43 Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’

Romans 8:28 28We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.

Galatians 5:14 14 For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Psalm 136:7 7 He made the sun and the moon; his love is eternal;

Matthew 19:19 19 respect your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Colossians 1:8 8He has told us of the love that the Spirit has given you.

1 Corinthians 4:21 21Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in a spirit of love and gentleness?

Psalm 118:2 2Let the people of Israel say, “His love is eternal.”

Psalm 89:2 2I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 8 But we belong to the day, and we should be sober. We must wear faith and love as a breastplate, and our hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 John 4:17 17Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ’s.

Ephesians 3:19 19Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God.

Psalm 36:5 The Goodness of God 5 Lord , your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the skies.

Psalm 119:159 159See how I love your instructions, Lord . Your love never changes, so save me!

1 Corinthians 16:24 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 23:11 11Be careful, then, to love the Lord your God.

Matthew 5:46 46Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that!

Exodus 20:6 6But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

John 15:9 9I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love.

1 John 4:21 21The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also.

Psalm 103:4 4He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy.

Psalm 106:45 45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and because of his great love he relented.

Psalm 119:167 167I obey your teachings; I love them with all my heart.

Psalm 119:47 47I find pleasure in obeying your commands, because I love them.

Psalm 136:23 23He did not forget us when we were defeated; his love is eternal;

Psalm 136:25 25He gives food to every living creature; his love is eternal.

Galatians 5:22
22 But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Peter 4:8
8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Romans 8:38-39
38 I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future,

1 Corinthians 13:13
13 For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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When Dealing With Heartbreak, Remember God Is Still Able

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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The pain of a broken heart is indescribable. One minute you are ok. The next minute it hurts like you know what, and the pain manifests physically, mentally, and in your soul.


For some of us, sometimes the pain is so bad it seems all you can do to get rid of the pain is to just get in the bed and go to sleep. For others, crying may help.

One thing that is for certain is spending time with God definitely helps. Because you won’t always be able to talk during heartaches, it’s a good idea to just listen to God. There are many ways to do that. I encourage you to listen to Christian television like TBN (the Trinity Broadcast Network) or Daystar. Some cable providers offer other Christian channels such as The Word Network or BET Gospel Programming. But the point is to only allow your spirit to take in Christian sermons and music. By doing that you allow God to use Christian leaders and singers to speak directly to you. You will be given scripture to strengthen you and in time you will begin to heal. You will also find Christian music to be encouraging.

As I was working through my own broken heart and listening to Christian television, one scripture that kept coming up no matter what channel I turned to was:
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose

So that was God’s way of telling me that even through the pain, He was using this for good. Then I begin to look for the good in the situation. I begin to take an honest look at things that I could do better in general and the next time I’m in a relationship. I also said out loud to the enemy “You do not win.” because I believe the enemy will try to break us from believing we can have all the promises of God. So I verbally said to the enemy “You do not win!”. That means I haven’t given up on having a real love experience before my journey is over. Satan “You do not win!”.


I got up the next morning to get groceries, and as I was driving in the car and turned to a Christian radio station, the first song to come on is a song entitled “Still Able” by James Fortune & FIYA. If you are reading this, it probably will bless you. Below is the youtube video for the song and a link to the lyrics:

The song starts with: “I’ve been hurt and abused
Even lied to by the ones I’ve trusted most…”
Click Here to see all the lyrics.

Be blessed my friend.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Remember The Blessings When You Deal With Heartache and Disappointment

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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We all experience heartache sooner or later. As a mother, when my kids suffer, I suffer with them. When they are disappointed, I’m disappointed with them. It hurts deeply sometimes.
But through it all, we must find the good and gain wisdom. I’m so incredibly blessed.
My kids and family are blessed. Life is not perfect, but it’s absolutely worth it!

Remember Romans 8:28
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I will not complain.
I can’t say it any better than Reverend Paul Jones’s “I Won’t Complain” (Classic Version Edit 2013) – Single –




Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Weapons To Use During Spiritual Warfare

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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I know I am not alone in noticing challenges intensify as you set out to do good. In fact, I am tempted to judge my direction in life based on the number of obstacles that seem to come my way. If there are no obstacles, then I tend to think perhaps I am not on the right course. These obstacles come during small goals that I am trying to achieve as well as larger goals.  As an example of a small goal, my Mother and I were trying to workout, something I have not done literally in months. This is something that will help me to relieve stress, and clear the clutter out of my mind. Well, we were successfully working out at my home for a good 10 minutes and suddenly, my cable went out. We were using FitTv to get our workout on, and for no reason the picture just froze. It remained that way for the rest of the day. Even calling out the “cable men” to fix it, did not solve the problem. And that is just one example. Let me give you another.

When financially I am starting to see the light after a divorce, a previous  stint of unemployment, and receiving a tax refund, out of nowhere not one but both of my A/C units stop working, which dealt a blow to my finances.

Yet, here is another example of an obstacle. As I was about to reach out to a reverend to see if he would be a guest blogger on this site, my internet was down. I needed the internet connection because I found the contact information for the reverend on a particular website. Without access to the internet,  I could not make contact with the reverend. 

It seems the pattern in my life is the more I attempt to do the right things, the more obstacles I face. Yet, I am pretty positive about it because I recognize the pattern and I know it just affirms I am on the right path. Not only that, I also know what or who is behind the spiritual warfare. God’s word says in

Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I also know that God is still God and that He uses everything (even the bad) for good. The Amplified Bible states in

Romans 8:28

We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

We know God is our partner and that through the good and bad times we will prevail ultimately for God’s glory. 

Psalms 46:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

10Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

So when I am “attacked”, I just keep in mind that God is in this with me for His kingdom’s sake. He is my partner in any battle. I am also comforted because He says His word can not return void. Don’t believe me? Check out what God says in

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

In times of peril, we need to verbally speak God’s word (boldly, confidently) because He clearly says it can not return void. So I would like to share some scripture that you can speak out loud as you experience spiritual warfare. Why? Again, God’s word can not return void. I want to encourage you to read Psalm 23 below. At the end there is a cute video of a little girl reciting the same scripture. Enjoy!.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.
 1THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
 2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful   waters.(A)
 3He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness   and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
 4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread   no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my   [brimming] cup runs over.
 6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and   through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place

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