Beauty And The Beast
The heartbeat of God is transformation.
Love is our motivation.
For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and motivates us, because we are absolutely convinced that he has given his life for all of us. This means all died with him, so that those who live should no longer live self-absorbed lives but lives that are poured out for him—the one who died for us and now lives again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 PTP
When we are touched by love, we want to touch others with love.
Love changes our perspective.
So then, from now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 2 Corinthians 5:16 TPT
Love transforms us.
Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17a TPT
Love creates a new beginning.
All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. 2 Corinthians 5:17b TPT
Love gives us a new purpose.
And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God. 2 Corinthians 5:18 TPT
Your mistakes can be your ministry.
Changed people change people.
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
When we are touched by love,
we want to touch others with love.