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May 1, 2013

Make Love Your Goal

It's this new up and coming British Youtube cover-turn-artist Gabriella Aplin. Her voice is really sweet and angelic.. This song is particularly touching to me. The line make love your goal strikes my conscience over and over again.

People say it's more important to do what's right than what's nice. However true this sounds, I think God's always wanted us to be nice and loving and gentle and compassionate, instead of being right and harsh. This is exactly why I'm always up against the term harsh discipline. Why make it harsh if we can have it the gentlest way?

As a Christian I'll always believe that only God can change hearts. It's only God and only God and only Him alone that can move and shift human's heart. It doesn't matter what others do or tell us to do, if we don't want to change, we won't.

So how can a foreign soul influence another soul to change and do what's right?
1. By doing what's right himself (the principle of leading by example)
2. By gently teaching/rebuking with love (the #2 principle of Jesus - love your neighbour as you love yourself)
3. By praying to God over the situation (principle of bypass - ask God and thy shall receive)

Make love your goal.
Make love your goal.
Make love your goal.

God is love. Jesus is the embodiment of God's huge love toward mankind. And we, humans, we are created to receive God's love and to love others back in return. We are capable of love. You are capable of love and you are meant to love those around you.

Have you made love your goal for today? :)

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels,
but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I had the gift of prophecy,
and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge,
and if I had such faith that I could move mountains,
but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
If I gave everything I have to the poor 
and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;
but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. 
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. 
It does not demand its own way. 
It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 
It does not rejoice about injustice
but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 
Love never gives up, never loses faith, 
is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages 
and special knowledge will become useless. 
But love will last forever! 
Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete,
and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 
But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

- Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13



The Power of Love - Gabriella Aplin

Dreams are like angels
They keep bad at bay
Love is the light
Scaring darkness away
I’m so in love with you
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

I’ll protect you from the hooded claw
Keep the vampires from your door
When the chips are down I’ll be around
With my undying death-defying love for you
Envy will hurt itself
Let yourself be beautiful
Sparkling light, flowers and pearls and pretty girls
Love is like an energy
Rushing in, rushing inside of me, hmm...

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

This time we go sublime
Lovers entwined divine, divine
Love is danger, love is pleasure
Love is pure, the only treasure
I’m so in love with you
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
The power of love
A force from above
A sky scraping dove
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

Make love your goal

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