Love Never Fails

By Francis Frangipane

Some of you know that I've been away on a semi-sabbatical since late November. It has been an important time.  Admittedly, I initially came focused on getting a book or two written; I had also purposed to finish the structure of our association of churches and ministries.  Both these projects are still "front burner" realities, for which I appreciate your prayers!

However, after we arrived the Lord gave me a simple, yet profound promise.  He said, "But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself" (Ps 4:3).  In the truest sense, the ultimate purpose of this time away is not for me to be dedicated to writing, but to the Lord. I'm understanding a true "Sabbatical" involves a Sabbath unto God.  I am set apart for Him. 

A month ago, after seeking the Lord, He spoke another liberating word.  Just before I fell asleep that night He reminded me that the, "one who fears is not made perfect in love" (1 Jn 4:18). Again, it was a simple word, but it spoke deeply to my heart.