Monday, January 27, 2014
BUILDING BLOCKS OF LOVE
I love to go to Christian weddings. Typically 1 Corinthians 13 is a chapter the man and woman have chosen to have the minister, priest, or judge read from. It is filled with so many good things. If only the couple will leave the wedding ceremony and make that chapter come alive in their lives on a daily basis. If both parties routinely did what it said, it may put divorce lawyers out of business.
Verse seven of this chapter says about love 'It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.' This is true love as God meant it to be. It is not trying to get your own way. It does not say "you can look out for yourself". This type of love is trustworthy which is a foundational building block in a solid marriage. Hope is always there. You do not give up. Remain hopeful no matter what! Finally it has a "can do" attitude. If a swimmer were in a race and decided to just quit he or she may just sink to the bottom of the pool. When something is hard you keep going. Good things come by hard work.
What about you? Does your "love life" display these traits? If not pray and ask God to help you show this kind of love to those you find hard to love.
PRAYER: The word love is often an overused or misused. I want to love with your love Jesus, no matter what. This means putting up with those who I do not agree with and trying to be merciful to all. Give me your strength. In Jesus' name. Amen.