by Kerry Shook

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Love Note (1 of 2)
Series: One Month to Love
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• 1 Cor. 14:1 (LB)

• Mark 12:30-31 (NCV)

• John 9:1-7 (NIV)


• Love notices my value

• Love notices my needs

• Love notices my potential



My friend Rick Warren says everyone whether they realize it or not has a dominant life value. It's the most important value in your life. You may have never thought about it but you use it every time you make a decision. For instance, if my dominant life value is fun when I'm faced with a decision I will choose the thing that is the most fun. If my dominant life value is comfort and I'm faced with a decision I'm gonna choose the path of least resistance, the thing that is most convenient, the easiest thing. If my dominant life value is security then I'm gonna choose the safest thing. I'm gonna try to avoid all risks. If my dominant life value is approval then I'm gonna choose things that get me attention and get me noticed and gain me approval and affirmation. Your dominant life value guides you in every decision that you make so it's important to spend some time thinking about what your dominant life value will be. Now, the Bible tells us what it should be. In First Corinthians 14:1, it says let love be your greatest aim, not status, not success, not power, not possessions, not prestige, not pleasure but love should be my dominant life value. Chris and I over the last 20 years of ministry have had the honor and privilege of being invited into many people's lives at the end of their life and I have never once had someone on their death bed say to me, could you bring me my trophies I just want to be near them. Could you bring me my awards? Could you give me a list of all my achievements in life and oh by the way could somehow you get my sports car in here so I can touch it just one last time. I have never heard that. Its always I want my loved ones here. I want my family here and my friends around me. It always comes back to love because at the end of your life you will realize that love should have been your dominant life value all along because it's the greatest value

Last year Chris and I wrote the book One Month to Live and then we took you through the One Month to Live challenge first and the One Month to Live challenge was real simple, we challenge you to live the next 30 days as if its your last not because you're gonna die but because Lord willing you are going to live many more years but we believe that if you live the next month as if its your last at the end of the 30 days you'll be more alive than ever before. You took the challenge first and now thousands around the country have taken the challenge and a real theme has come to the forefront and that's love, loving God and loving people.
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