Love Makes a Way

Yesterday I shared on the phrase “where there is a will there is a way”. This is a continuation on that post based on a conversation I had later that day.

During a conversation about people’s differences and fears in the church I made this statement,

Love drives out all fear. Love others in their weaknesses as they love us in ours.

I immediately sensed that this statement didn’t come from my heart as much as it had come from God’s heart.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35, NKJV

And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love covers a multitude of sins.’ 1 Peter 4:8, NKJV

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control… Galatians 5:22-23, Amp

In our own strength we could never fully and truly love one another as He has loved us, but He hasn’t asked us to do it by our own strength, but by the empowerment of His Presence within us.

Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6, NKJV

It got me to thinking I wonder how much we are stuck in our own weakness and may not even see them because we are so focused on the weaknesses of others.

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:1-3, NKJV

Perhaps in our judgment and offense towards others we step out of love and find ourselves stuck in the same sins and weaknesses we have struggled with for years. Faith works by love. What happens to our faith when we judge others and are offended?

He didn’t command us to judge. He commanded us to love. It doesn’t mean we don’t have standards and boundaries. It does mean that even while holding to the standard of His Word, we do so in an attitude, a heart full, of love.

I believe His command to love one another was part of the plan to see us all enter His grace, freedom, and empowerment to do His will on this earth as His Body.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing-life forevermore. Psalms 133, NKJV

Love makes a way for the anointing to flow in our lives and in the lives of others. Let us yield to His Presence within and fully, truly love one another.


…let the weak say, I am strong. (Joel 3:10, KJV)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9, KJV)

…be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him… (Ephesians 6:10, Amplified)

I remember a time when I was sitting in church and the person speaking to the congregation asked, “Who here feels weak?”

Without a moments hesitation my hand shot straight up along with just a handful of others in that congregation of hundreds or maybe even a thousand.

Was I feeling downtrodden? Was I feeling defeated? Was I under the pressures of life? No. I was just thinking compared to Him I am weak. Without Him, I can do nothing.

The Bible tells us that God is love in 1 John 4:18. It also says in 1 Corinthians 13:2 (Amplified) that without “…love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).”

Without Him I am weak and useless, but I am not without Him and I never will be. He said He would never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). So when I face those times of weakness, when I face those times of infirmity (which literally means want of strength), I have nothing to fear, His strength will be made perfect in me in those times.

The power of Christ (which literally means the Anointed One and His Anointing) will rest upon me in those times. That same burden-removing, yoke-destroying power that Jesus walked this earth with will be resting upon me. I would rather glory in those times I am most in want of strength, because that’s when I stop trying to do it in my own strength and His strength and His power are manifested in my life.

Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. (Hebrews 11:11, KJV)

Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when she was long past the age for it, because she considered [God] Who had give her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word. (Hebrews 11:11, Amplified)

Sarah came to the end of her own strength. By her faith in Him, God’s strength came upon her and produced what she had not been able to produce on her own. Nothing is impossible with God and thank God that He is with us! Emmanuel – God with us! (Matthew 1:23)

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. (Philippians 4:13, KJV)

…be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him… (Ephesians 6:10, Amplified)

I can do all things through His strength as I draw my strength from Him. I am empowered through my union with Him. What are you facing today? Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.


In the past few years there has been much talk and many grassroots campaigns to “keep ‘Christ’ in Christmas”. I say amen to that as I am sure many others do as well. But I wonder if people really know the true weight of that word “Christ”. For many it may simply be a part of Jesus’ Name. But what does this word Christ truly mean?

Christ is a Greek word that means ‘anointed’. Jesus was the Anointed One. And what was He anointed with?

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound… (Isaiah 61:1, KJV)

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38, KJV)

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. (Matthew 11:2-5, KJV)

It wasn’t His last name. It was Who He was and What He carried… the Anointed One and His anointing.

So what does this mean in our lives? Well, with the knowledge of the true meaning of the word ‘Christ’, how much more truth and power is revealed to us in Philippians 4:13?

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me… (Amplified)

This Anointing, this strength in Jesus healed the sick, fed the multitudes and raised the dead.

Yes, let’s keep ‘Christ’ in Christmas, but let’s also see to it that we keep Christ in every day of our lives and change this world to the Glory of God!


I heard an anointed message yesterday by a minister named Chip Brim. I don’t think I could do his message justice in one little posting on a blog, so I won’t try. But I’ll briefly share the main point.

He spoke of some divine advice he gave some young men, and the powerful results in their lives. Two were athletes who felt called to be athletes by God. Called to take His glory into that realm. They began to say that they were anointed to play their sport at a level the world is not familiar with, all for the glory of God. Both of these young men have now excelled at their sport to such a degree that they are both sought after in their sport at a national level.

He also shared this advice with a young actor who had previously only had a small, non-speaking part in a commercial. The actor began to confess that he is anointed to act at a level the world is not familiar with, all for the glory of God. This actor is now sought after and is currently filming along side a major Hollywood actor. 

He shared how a businessman got hold of this divine advice and just as it looked like his business was going under he received a six figure offer to market his product and now a major television personality is interested in his product.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheth me. (Philippians 4:13, KJV)

The word ‘Christ’ is a Greek word. Its English translation is the Anointed One, the anointing. I can do all things through the Anointed One and His anointing in my life which strengthens, which empowers me.

One of the main assignments in my life is to teach. After hearing Chip Brim’s message I began to say, “I am anointed to teach at a level the world is not familiar with, for the glory of God.” I also said this concerning healing, being a wife, and other assignments in my life. Then it hit me.

I am anointed to love at a level the world is not familiar with, for the glory of God!

God strengthens, completes, perfects and makes us what we ought to be (Hebrews 13:21, Amplified). He equips us with everything good that we may carry out His will (Hebrews 13:21, Amplified). He works in us and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight through Christ Jesus (Hebrews 13:21, Ampified). Working in us through Christ Jesus… through the Anointed One and His anointing in us. We are equipped with the anointing. We are equipped to do what He has called us to do like Jesus was equipped to complete His calling.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38, KJV)

We are anointed to carry out our assignments on this earth. We have been called to love. We have been commanded to love. We are anointed to love.

I am anointed to love at a level the world is not familiar with, for the glory of God. In the Name of Jesus, amen (so be it).