Members of the Body of Christ at their various levels of participation may find themselves either inundated with or indifferent to possible opportunities for service. Church members often attempt to assuage what they may feel is the burden of their calling; signing up for helping projects, without paying attention to the truth of Love’s testimony. Seeking, and having a sincere desire to abide in a heart of concern and care for the benefit of others, is what characterizes the true testimony of Love.
Love’s testimony proclaims it is a more excellent way; it tells the truth of it’s superiority over every natural and spiritual force. Love says, if you want to live the life of good success, blessing, and overcoming power, I am the truth, the reality you must follow. People have often said, I can’t loose with the stuff I use”, yet, they have often ended up failing. However, the steadfast truth is that there is no failure in Love.
Living in the truth of Love’s testimony avails people to the impartation of the wisdom, power, and inspiration to grow and develop as full grown human beings. This is to say, through love, human beings are given the Divine ability to achieve spiritual maturity. Achieving such a state means that individuals need no longer strive to perform a service, exercise a gift, or grow a ministry.
Paul indicates, in that thirteenth chapter of I Corinthians, that exercising spiritual gifts, and carrying out busy service is futile, and will come to naught without a love filled heart. The Divine truth, explicated here by Paul, testifies that we are not simply commissioned to complete such activities through love, but, we are commissioned to become persons of Love.
The true testimony of Love is that God is Love; and we are to mirror the very presence and power of God. Our calling is to become as He is; to come to the “fullness of the stature of Christ, or to a full grown, spiritual, Love person. That Love person seeks for the good of others. That Love person rejoices in the truth. That Love person “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. That person rests in the truth of Love’s testimony, “the greatest of these is Love”.
L. Jerome Jones