What Does Love Look Like? By Karen Rowe

Dear Friends,
Who do you set your value in?  Jesus set His value in God; and so can we!  God is so awesome; and God is LOVE, and God has SO LOVED the world; that we can believe & learn to set our value in Christ to experience this extraordinary & supernatural love of God to give love.  Love …Like a balloon filled with air, unless there is air in the balloon, there is no air to let out.
In this world, we define love in many ways, but friends, God is love and to come to know and believe in the love God has for us is a brand new foundation to build our life upon the love God has for us.  But there is more!  God is FOR us -YES!  And, God is With us!  And, when we trust and believe in the love of God, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, God is IN us!
This is the love we are called to abide in – GOD!  God is love!  And, Love is meant to Live in us!
Like a love letter to us, God speaks to us!  God knows what we are going through.  God knows our joys, our pains, our sorrows, our lacks …  And the love of God meets them all through Jesus Christ, Our Lord!
God is the Source of Comfort!  God is the Source of Healing!  God is the Source of Friendship in Christ!  God is LOVE!
How do you define your value?  Are you a Net Worth to the world?  Do you need the world’s approval of who you are to God?  I hope not, because the world is a lonely place. But God!  But God has so loved you that Jesus died (and ROSE AGAIN) for you!  Now, what is impossible with God?  When we set our mind to believe …
Our worth is founded in God’s love for us!  He made us in HIS (3-Fold Image)!  We are so much more than a stick man drawing to God!  Don’t doubt for a minute you are less than perfect in God’s eyes when you measure your worth in Christ Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord!
None of us were worthy, BUT GOD said COME!  People are flawed, and we all are struggling in some way in this world with some thing!  Hope in Today Ministries has a Mirror Ministry, that has a prayer on the back of each mirror:  “Dear God, help me see me as you see me …”
Friend if you need reminded today that you are loved, the Lord has put me here to say, “Child, I love you!”  Have you ever took time to be quiet to hear the breeze of God’s Voice whisper, “Child, I love you,” in your ear?
What does love look like to you personally?  Perhaps you need filled with encouragement, like a balloon needs to expand with air?  Perhaps you need to release some discouragement, so that like a balloon, you make room for God’s love to come in?
Once we allow God to fill our spirit, soul and body with the Love of God through Jesus Christ, we are enabled to love like God.  Yet, God is the Source!  We can’t let people become our source / nor can we allow people to see us as the source.  But we can be a reflection  & encouragement in the love of Christ; and, we can demonstrate the love of God to others by following Christ Jesus in the power of the Teaching Holy Spirit to minister the love of God to the hurting in a way that the Holy Spirit directs us to love in the Way, and the Truth, and the life; as Christ Jesus is the love of God, whom is revealed to us all as our purity in the Source of the love of God!
These are the words, I believe someone needed to hear today.  God loves you and HE will never leave nor forsake you.  Close your eyes and release the hurts and pain to Jesus.  Give them to Him.  Jesus can handle it all!  Let Jesus take what He can handle; which everything … everything.  And let Jesus fill the hole in your soul with the love God has for you!  Ask for some helium in your air – that the love of God lifts you up out of your pain and sorrow above this worldly suffering to a place that rests in a trust in God to discover an eternal joy, which can be found and hoped for in all things, even now.
There is nothing that love doesn’t cover!

1 Peter 4:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

LOVE Lifts …
Before we get to the devotion, the Lord reminded me to say.  God is a God of multiplication.  But the multiply happens in our hands, when we release it all to Jesus; and then give it away to other. LOVE Lifts …
IN Jesus Name, I commit this work to God.  Holy Spirit you are welcome here.
Thank you Jesus; and to God be the glory.
Hope in Today Ministries Devotion for Today:

What does love look like?

How do we show the Truth?

My husband always reminds me, “Karen, people care more about what you do that what you say.”

To say “God loves you” is good, but to demonstrate invested time, patience & sacrifical kindness into someone’s life speaks volumes to the Truth!

If we truly love people, because of the love of God, who has 1st loved us, then the Teacher who lives inside of us will help us understand the Truth of what love looks like in each situation!

Example, Jesus said not yet & purposely delayed going to attend to a cherished loved one who was sick & dying! YET, Jesus demonstrated the most extreme love! Patience to let love have HIS perfect demonstration of WHY Jesus has COME!

Jesus said Not yet, because He loved God, whom called Him to be love for us all! Jesus knew God So Loved the world THAT God gave Jesus to us to believe in the tremendous love God has for the world!

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
1 John 4:16 NLT

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
1 John 3:18 NLT

So what does love look like?

Are we showing the Truth by our actions?

Love in Christ,

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬7 NLT

Till next time!  “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The address in the Bible is found in 2 Corinthians 1:2, and this is the NIV today.




Hope in Today Ministries

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe [2012 Published for you]

Instagram4629  “Writing the Story of my life with every choice Jesus helps me to make and learning how to be blessed and live life large, happy and free.  I care.”

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”

Thank you Jesus!  Personal Revelation Life Verse:  1 John 4:16 

16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.  

This version Today is (HCSB)


Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

Blessings, Karen

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Meet Karen: Hi, I am blessed, by God's good grace and because I know Jesus, I am blessed. I choose to be blessed, because I have a choice set before me and I refuse to look down. I trust God and I know and believe in the love God has for us. I have overcome difficulties; and I am blessed by the grace of God alone. If I have written about it, then I have felt the pain of it in some way, and to some degree. Did you know that Jesus has felt your pain? This is why I write. By God's grace I can identify; and tell you honestly, yes there is hope in anything and everything that you are facing today! Jesus is our Hope! He is the Truth, the Way and the Life. I am married a wonderful man, Robert Rowe; I love my husband and he loves me; and we have been married for 28 years. Together, we have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, named Amanda who is college now; and a wonderful son, named Daniel who is growing up well and soon to graduate elementary school. We work together and by God's grace we run our own business called PSI. We have a pastor over our ministry and over our business and also we depend on him for advise in our family. We have 2 dogs, 4 horses, 2 cats and love to spend time outdoors by the water and by campfires ... that is it seems when we can find time away from life's busy schedule. I love to write because it helps me learn more about God. And, I am driven by a passion from a love that God has put in my heart to share from my experiences and struggles, as I gain understanding in God’s Word to know how effective and powerful God is over our every situation! I share with you so you can know that you are not alone in your struggles. The same God who helps me and my family, is your help and shield as well! Life is not always easy, but it is possible –I like to share the difference that following Jesus makes in my life. And, I love to share God's patience and mercy and love that is with me! I am not perfect, but am experiencing God sanctify me through and through with every mistake I make; and yes, overcome in Christ! Life is not just about the successes; life on this earth is also about the troubles we overcome to discover what God has hidden in our faith to find! Troubles are more a challenge to grow in our faith ... It is not easy, but in the end the grace of God we discover is worth experiencing God in the midst. By Grace, I have discovered Jesus is Peace and He is my Joy and Wisdom from Heaven. God is our Provider and Healer and Creator, who is our help and shield over all things. By grace, I have experienced a nearness to God through my faith in His Son! We are well forgiven by God; and well blessed when we know and believe the love that God has for us. To say, "all is well with my soul" is a powerful knowledge to understand and experience. I sense God's desire for you to know His love for you and how deep His love for you is that He has SO loved you; God gave you His Son. God loves you right now just as you are! There is so much to learn! I believe that as we learn from God, we are God’s gift to each other. It is all God’s story –and for His glory; and God has SO loved us. I love to paint the vision that God has given me about a Father’s love –that God wants you to dream again and visualize His love for you! In God’s eyes, there’s more to life than we see; and in a world that sometimes misrepresents and misunderstands God and love; God wants you to have the courage to dream His dream and see His vision of a Father’s love for you! Many years ago, I prayed to God, “How can I tell a million people what I know about Your Son?” God showed me I had a gift of a ministry about God's Love; and He called it Hope in Today! I write to please God and I write to encourage you; and I write to spend quiet time with God. All because of this love that God has first shown me! I need Jesus –and my life is about my relationship with God. And, every blessing begins with Him! Love in Christ, Karen Rowe, Director Hope in Today Ministries, Inc. The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe For more information: Contact me by email: karen@hopeintoday.com or karen@thetrainwhistle.com to request your gift today. www.hopeintoday.com www.thetrainwhistle.com

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