Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We know that as Christians we are called to walk in love, but sometimes I need a reminder of what that really means. I am always encouraged and (honestly) chastised by this verse.
If you don't mind, I'd like to step on your toes today too...
We've all read these words before, but I challenge you to read them and evaluate if you've been living your life this way.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind.
Ok, already...I'm busted!
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
Love does not demand its own way.
OH come on! But my way is better!
Love is not irritable, and
it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.
My toes have no feeling left in them.
It is never glad about injustice
but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Unless it's revenge- and they had it coming! (Shrinking back...~sigh)
Love never gives up,
never loses faith,
is always hopeful,
and endures through every circumstance.
There is no way I can do this!
Oh yeh, I'm not supposed to DO it, I'm supposed to let You live through me. You give me the strength to do what You've asked me to do.
I've been trying to do it in my own strength and only getting more and more stressed. Please Lord, help me today to walk the way I should, help me to love unconditionally.
And thank you Father, for holding my hand and healing my toes.