1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (TPT) …Love…never stops believing the best for others…
Beloved, continually believing the best of those around you in the face of evidence to the contrary doesn’t make you gullible or foolish, it makes you hope-filled. Catch My vision of who each individual is and hold fast to that knowledge, refusing to be swayed into believing something different.
Align with My heart for them and operate from an expectation of that good. Prophesy and call it forth. Pray for them that it might be manifest. And through it all love them, extend grace to them, and steadfastly believe the best of them.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (TPT) Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten.
I shared about my practical application of this Prophetic Nugget on our Dyed4you Ministries Facebook page via a live video, which is included below. My marriage testimony which I mention in the video can be found at Renewed Marriage (Overview). I pray you are blessed by my story and the time of ministry!
One Reply to “Steadfastly Believe the Best”
Got to listen to your video on my way back from Peace Haven today. What a beautiful testimony. Even though I witnessed it, it is always a joy to hear it again. I am so grateful you were able to maintain God‘s vision for Allen. And I got more of a sense of your ministry —what I might call “your practice”— and how the flagging works with prayer. Thanks so much for sharing this with me. XOXO