The apostle Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 13 about love:

“Love never gives up.”

Sometimes I wonder if I’m close to giving up on Bentley Boy. (If you read
last week’s devotional, you know my 1-year-old Schnauzer locked me out
of my car.)

Oh, I’m kidding. I’d never give up on Bentley. I love him.
I think.
No, I do.
Well . . .

Love can be fickle, can’t it! And there are all kinds of love.
I love Mexican food, a crisp fall day, the smell of new tennis shoes,
Coca-Cola, Sharpies, a clean house, going to the dog park. . . .

But that’s not the kind of love the apostle Paul is talking about.

There’s also romantic love. Check out these Christian pick-up lines:

“I was reading the book of Numbers the other day and realized I don’t have yours.”

“The Bible says to ‘give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry’; so how about dinner tonight?”

“What’s your name and number so I can add you to my prayer list?” 

“Is your name Faith? Cause you’re the substance of things I’ve hoped for.”

But that’s not the kind of love the apostle Paul is talking about, either.

He’s talking about AGAPE love. God’s love. A love that says, “I love you,

Wow. THAT’S how I want to love.
I want to live and love like Jesus.

What if we Christians really . . . truly . . . actually . . . genuinely
loved like that? We just might have a world-wide revival!

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Please continue to pray for my speaking schedule. Covid is still wrecking
my calendar. But God is so very faithful. I know none of this surprises Him.

If your church would like to have an online revival with me, I’m able to send your pastor a USB drive with professionally-filmed messages with my colorful power-point edited in. I think pastors are trying to come up with more creative ways now to reach their people. I can also provide your church with a 7-week Bible study on a USB drive. E-mail me if you have questions:

And if you feel led to donate to the ministry God has entrusted me, you can
send a check to: Susie Shellenberger Ministries, 7012 N. Lake Front Drive,
Warr Acres OK 73132 and I’ll send you a tax receipt because I’m a 501-C3.
Or you can donate through PayPal on my Website:

Prayers, however, are the BEST gift you can give me!

Love you!