I am reading about "LOVE" right now. But not just sappy, romantic, emotional love. TRUE LOVE. True love is not defined by an emotion or a feeling but actions. So the assignment today was to read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and replace the words "love" and "it" with my name.
4 Sarah is patient and kind. Sarah is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. Sarah does not demand her own way. Sarah is not irritable, and she keeps no record of being wronged. 6 Sarah does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Sarah never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Wow...so sitting here in the quiet of my morning, I was blown away by this. Am I all things??? Most days, Nope. I can be moody and grumpy and impatient and many many more things. But what if I wasn't?? Would I be a better wife, mother, friend, daughter, Christian? If God loves us first and commands us to love others, then how do we do that and what does that mean?
These verses and this assignment have been rolling around in my head all morning and I wanted to share them with you. I hope that today you can think about YOUR name being in these verses and the LOVE that you have to share because it was first shared with you.
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19