Thursday, August 26, 2010

Love Is....

Ok, so I far I have totally bombed on the blogging thing. But in my defense life has been ALITTLE busy lately. (I have been slowly working a blog to update life lately, but it is hard with a newborn to get that accomplished). But today is a new started off great because I got 7 hours of interrupted sleep...which is a pretty big deal in my life right now. So big props to my hubby! Since I got so much sleep, I popped right up out of bed ready for my morning. I will admit my devotion time has been suffering alittle (ok, A LOT) lately. Again, it is hard to do it all somedays with a newborn. But this morning was different.

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. 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