The weekend and a few events in it really refreshed me. This morning I want to share a bit about what my heart is learning about love.
I am feeling more of the haze come off of what God intends for me to do while I am here. It is so funny to me that He seems to reveal things to me, things that he would like me to do, that I am by my own definition, not overly good at. He asks me to do things I basically feel unqualified to do, but I think this is all part of the process.
I feel the revelation start to grow, it presses on my heart and I grow desire to know more, and to be better. During this process I acquire information, and this leads me to have passion. That passion takes me on many amazing blessed journeys where I benefit and I hope that others do as well.
This has happened with marriage and family and it is beginning to happen in the the area of love in general.
Now I think we are all called to love, and to make it the center of our life, but I know for me I fall short of this many times! The love thing gets cloudy and I fall off track in the midst of pressures, circumstances or things. My love dial does
turn off, but I am being shown a much larger picture of how our families, relationships and our effect on the world can be if we can each get clear pictures of the vast effect love has on everything.
I feel it being pressed on my heart to grow and spread the message that at the end of the day it is ALWAYS about love. It is always about doing whatever you can to not
turn your love dial off. What a beautiful life and how much of a blessing can you be to your family and the world to make this your focus!
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Genuine love creates refuge. When we sin, or encounter sin in our life with friends or family persecution is not going to drive that sin out. When we encounter love it always has the power to bring about a transforming change. A love response shows us we are worthy and not branded by a wrong action. Sin does not make us.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest
of these is love.
I love the word greatest in that verse. It shows me that love is the biggest, most important thing! I also see that a life based out of love will produce faith and hope especially in others. The reason is:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protests, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Reading 1Corinthians 13:4 stirs me up so much as I think about what relationships can look like if we choose to make this our mission. The power of living that verse out can make dramatic changes in our families and this world. My grandma (aka Meemah) had a photo of this verse hanging in her house for a long time, and while I always noticed it and thought, "oh that's nice" I never grasped the power of those words! Their transformational!
So, I'm excited to continue to share as I learn more about what love means, looks like and how we can express it in our families and out in the world.
Have a loving, fabulous day!!