Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Faith, Hope, Charity
The Apostle Paul writing to the saints in Corinth in His first of two letters and in the closing of the 13th chapter he talks about three great pursuits of the Christian life and they are not "miracles, power, and gifts."
We pursue Faith, Hope, and Love as emphasized throughout the New Testament (1 Thessalonians 1:3, 5:8, Galatians 5:5-6, 1 Peter 1:21-22, Colossians 1:4-5, 2 Timothy 1:12-13) but the greatest of these is Love in the form of charity. Love in the form of charity is God's Agape focused on what we do for others. It grows continuously and radiates throughout the Kingdom of God (1 John 4:7-21).
We don't have to choose between Faith, Hope, and Charity, neither do we have to make decisions about miracles, power, and gifts. God is Love, demonstrated, tested and tried; He gave His only begotten Son for us and we are challenged to give of our selves as a testimony of our behavior accomplishment by Faith.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
God with us, Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14); we thank You for the understanding of Charity as Love, Your Love. We praise You for the benefit of miracles, power, gifts, hope, faith, and love but the greatest of these is Love. We decree and declare blessings upon those who pursue Faith, Hope, and Love, so that; the Love that we emit will spread and radiate throughout this world and become the building blocks of the Kingdom of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.