“It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].”
1 CORINTHIANS 13:6-7 AMP
Father thank You for this day and for Your love. Help me to be more loving, more receptive to love, and to share how Your love has changed, nurtured, protected, and strengthened me. I praise You Father. Amen.
We casually toss around the words “I love you” and “I love____” but when you look at what love truly is, wouldn’t you have to admit that there are a lot of people and things that you honestly just “like a lot” but don’t actually love? Some people don’t even genuinely love God. Their relationship is based on conditions and how much God answers their prayers.
Read aloud 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and reflect on the words and meanings. Where in your life and whom in your life can you be more loving toward? How can you love God more? How can you invest more in your own self-love?
Don’t wait until the new year to get started. Take that first step today. Don’t be fearful of the disappointments that may come from loving fully and being short-changed by the ones you love. We shortchange God daily yet He still loves us fully and forever. Follow His lead!
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