The Love Chapter

1 Corinthians 13 has come to be universally known as the “Love Chapter.” But why, when in it Paul writes more about what love is NOT? We use this scripture passage to demonstrate the Biblical use of antonyms for love when practicing the Synonym/Antonym Meditation Exercise. So what would synonyms for love look like in…

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I Have Chosen You

One of the practices we encourage to work on regularly is the synonym/antonym exercise: taking short passages of scripture that speak to your heart, personalizing them (where God speaks directly to you), and then replacing some of the words that are significant to you with synonyms or antonyms. This helps nurture being loved by the…

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For I Know the Plans

One of the practices we encourage to work on regularly is the synonym/antonym exercise: taking short passages of scripture that speak to your heart, personalizing them (where God speaks directly to you), and then replacing some of the words that are significant to you with synonyms or antonyms. This helps nurture being loved by the…

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God-Sighting

A few years ago, Mark wrote this God-Sighting in his journal: “Lately, the Lord has really demonstrated his love for me in some very practical ways. On my way home from Costa Rica, I had to stop in a line to pay an airport tax. For some reason I put my wallet in an open,…

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Crown of Splendor

This past week’s podcast included an interview with one of First Loved Ministries’ staff, Peter Vantine who shared about connecting with founder Mark Fee and how one of the practices First Loved encourages dramatically changed his quiet time with the Lord. Out of the ten personalized verses we use on weekend experiences, Holy Spirit drew…

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Meditating on Phrases

In an earlier blog post we shared an example of the synonym/antonym exercise we use to help train people to experience God’s love through the scriptures. Another tool for meditating on God’s Word is focusing on key phrases and reflecting on them either in your mind or writing down your thoughts to reflect on later….

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As High As The Heavens…

One of the practices we encourage to help nurture being loved by the Lord is a synonym/antonym exercise: taking short passages of scripture that speak to your heart, personalizing them (where God speaks directly to you), and then replacing some of the words that are significant to you with synonyms or antonyms. Many who practice…

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