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STEP39: Nothing Without Love

"If I could speak human and angelic tongues, but had no love, I would only be sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, knowing secret things with all kinds of knowledge, and had faith great enough to remove mountains, but had no love, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I had to the poor, and even give up my body to be burned, if I am without love, it would be of no value to me." (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

The only important thing is the ability to love. To love is more important than performing miracles, more important than doing great things for others and dying for a cause, all of which can be done without love. 


I AM NOTHING (Ginny Owens)
I could travel over oceans, cross the deserts, climb the mountains 
Just to share Your story, bring You glory, and win souls for You. 
I could sing like an angel, songs so humble and so thankful 
Full of drama and emotion, so the world would know Your truth. 
I could give away my money and my clothes and my food 
To restore those people who are poor, lost, and down-and-out. 
Oh, I could succeed at all these things, 
Find favor with peasants and kings, 
But if I do not love, I am nothing. 

I could live a flawless life, 
Never cheat or steal or lie, 
And always speak so kindly, smile warmly, and go about doing good. 
I could dedicate myself to do what everyone else wants me to- 
Listen to them, compliment them, say the things I should. 
I could show up every sunday, lead the choir and Bible study 
And they all might come to know me as a leader and a friend. 
Oh, I could achieve success on earth, but success cannot define my worth 
And all these actions, all these words, will not matter in the end- 

Chorus: 
Songs will fade to silence, 
Stories, they will cease. 
The dust will settle, covering all my selfless deeds. 
So as I strive to serve You, 
Won't You make it clear to me, 
If I do not love, I am nothing. 

Bridge: 
If I cannot live my life loving my brother, 
Then how can I love the one who lived his life for me? 

Sent to earth from heaven, 
Humble servant, holy king, 
Come to share a story, get no glory, and save my searching soul, 
You knew that I'd deny You, crucify You, but nothing could stop You from 
Living for me, dying for me, so that I would know- 

Chorus: 
Songs will fade to silence, 
Stories will cease, 
The dust will settle covering these selfless deeds. 
But your life here has made it clear enough for me to see 

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