A reminder for today
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1)
How are you my friend? I do hope you are well and that my words find you in a good place today. We are all travelling through different circumstances each day and sometimes these challenges take us to a crossroad where we must make a choice. Sometimes there are two choices and sometimes there are many. We must never choose with our minds, but always with our hearts where the Lord guides and direct us.
1 Corinthians 13 is probably one of the greatest pieces Paul wrote. I love so many of his scriptures, but this one always stands out. What is love? Love is a strong feeling of affection or a great interest and pleasure in something. Love is such a small word but it can change you forever. Love is one of the most powerful feelings we can ever experience, because God is all about love and to love is to understand God’s heart. Love is also easily misused and misunderstood. We cannot love and hate at the same time. We cannot love one and hate another. Love is a global thing and should always be the same. So how does Paul say we should love? Paul says it so nicely so let me quote his words:
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
So let us love in the way that God intended us to love. Love with all your heart and love with all your soul so that you will see people how God sees them and experience life as God wants you to.
Lord, today we ask that you fill us with love, hope and understanding. I pray that we will love completely and that we will seek your ways in all that we love. Let us be love as you are love. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.