Hello, I am Rick Joyner. Welcome to God Today, sponsored by GOD TV. What a great thing to do. To see God today. What is He doing today? What is He doing in your life? I was just asked by a student, “What is that kept you through all the troubles, and all the trials, and all the difficulties that it took to build our ministry?” It’s an easy answer. It is what will carry us through everything. In 1 Corinthians 13:8 it says, “Love never fails.” Wouldn’t you like to be able to do whatever you are called to do and know you can’t fail? There we have the secret. Don’t ever lose your love. Don’t ever lose your love. If we keep our first love, we will never fail. We will never quit.
That same verse in 1 Corinthians 13:8 could have been translated, “Love never quits.” It won’t fail and it won’t quit. You will quit for almost any reason except for being in love. If you are in love with someone you are not going to stop, you are not going to quit. That is the key. We have to keep our first love. The main thing is to keep the main thing – the main thing. The main thing is loving God and He is the most loving being there will ever be.
Everything we learn about Him, because He is love, is going to make us love Him more. It is going to keep us going through whatever obstacles or opposition comes. He says He will always lead us in His triumph. We cannot lose as long as we follow Him. We will never quit following Him. As long as we keep Him as our first love. It is great doing things for the Lord. It is great being used by Him. But, even better than that is doing it with Him. Seeing Him, experiencing Him, have Him work through us. We are HIs body that He wants to work through. The main reason we want to be used by Him is because we love Him.
Second, to that, which we have to keep also, we love His people. We have to keep those in order where we love Him. If we don’t love God more than we love people, we won’t love people the way we are supposed to. If we do, we will never fail. We will never quit. Keep your first love above all things.