Is It True Love?
The supernatural presence of absolute, true love (God), is so overwhelmingly virtuous, it transforms your character in the blink of an eye, into that of a perfect gentleman and is so majestic, it makes you feel like a king.
It fills you with its characteristic virtues of ABSOLUTE assertiveness, caring, charity, cleanliness, commitment, compassion, confidence, consideration, cooperation, courage, courtesy, creativity, detachment, determination, dignity, diligence, enthusiasm, excellence, flexibility, forgiveness, friendliness, generosity, gentleness, gracefulness, graciousness, helpfulness, holiness, honesty, honor, humility, idealism, integrity, joyfulness, justice, kindness, loyalty, moderation, modesty, nobility orderliness, patience, peacefulness, perseverance, purposefulness, reliability, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, service, tact, thankfulness, tolerance, trust, trustworthiness, truthfulness, understanding, unity and wisdom.
The Great Omniscient Deity (GOD) of absolute, true love, transforms men into the saintly character of a perfect gentleman (king) and women into the saintly character of a perfect gentlewoman (queen), not the other way round...
Though you must be ready, willing and ABLE to be a saintly, perfect gentleman or gentlewoman, like a king or queen, at all times and in all circumstances, allowing your EVERY thought, word and deed to be governed and dictated by absolute, virtuous, true love, or the presence of true love (God), will depart.
For He (true love) will not inhabit an inhospitable environment, that is governed and ruled by the instinctual nature and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival.
Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the LIVING GodHebrews 3:12
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent (body) groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.2 Corinthians 5:2-4
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.Acts 17:29
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.2 Peter 1:2-4
Virtue of the Week
Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. When you persevere, you don't give up...you keep going. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseveranceRomans 5:3