the agape kind
the 1 Corinthians 13 kind
Not ouch, make me mad
Ouch, like, I am not doing so well with LOVE, CONVICTION!!!!
Not that any of us can do any of the above mentioned without Jesus!!!
I've heard it said many times, "Our ability to love others is from the overflow of our love relationship with Jesus."
Truth hurts, ya know! =)
My birthday is on a date surrounded by love.
In fact, on any given year, I really don't like having my birthday on Valentines Day.
But that is not what this post is about!
We sang of Christ's love for us and that He loved us before we ever loved Him.
(Do I love family, friends, neighbors, enemies before they love me? OR do I wait for them to show me love before I love them?)
It was a good cleansing service.
I HAVE SO FAR TO GO!!!!!!
am I patient? the ability to be wrong without retaliating
am I kind? considerate of other's feelings, useful, do good
not often enough
do I boast? bragging making other's think of my strengths
am I proud? arrogant - making it all about me
am I rude? inappropriate tones, facial expressions
Jesus help me, way TOO often!!
am I selfish? do what is best for me, want my way
do I get angry? quick tempered, agitated easily
YES, and I don't even know why!
do I keep a list of the wrong things done to me?
do I always protect?
do I always trust?
do I give up?
am I always hopeful?
am I perseverant?
LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!
LOVE NEVER ENDS!!!!
I got me a long way to go!!!
I have much to learn about how much God loves me
I have much to learn about how I need to love others.
But thankfully, I'm not doing it alone or in my own strength!!!!
I pray that I will allow the Lord to continue to do a work in me and mold me and grow me into who He wants me to be! Jesus I need You help!!!!