Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy,it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, 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 protects, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…
When I compare my heart to these words, I am saddened to say, that on my own I am
definitely NOT patient,
I have been unkind, envied, I have totally boasted about my victories, been prideful to a fault, I can be rude, self-seeking, angry, and recall wrongs until it makes my heart sick… I have secretly felt relief in someone else’s failure, not protected when I wished I would have, not been able to trust, given up hope, and have fallen to point of not wanting to get up… and then I met God…
God is love… (1John 4:8)
God is patient with us, He is kind, not envious, (he wants to see us succeed) He never boasts, He is not proud, He is never rude, He is never self-seeking, He is not easily angered,and He keeps no record of wrongs. He does not delight in evil, but He rejoices with the truth, He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and
These words give me hope…. God is good, He is beautiful. He is all of the things we deep down know we may struggle with, but most of the time ignore, or don’t want to admit, yet, if we are honest with ourselves, we know how easily
we may see the bad in others….
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for this glimpse of your lovingkindness to each of us. That you are patient, not easily angered, that you want the best for us, you always protect, always trust, and always, always give hope! May the good you see in us, little by little, and day by day become the beacon that drives us to want to know you better….How we need goodness, hope and light. We give you our day, Lord, may we know that you are near
In Jesus’ name…
Live In Love,