Maybe youâ€™ve noticed that I use this word a lotâ€¦ Love. Â Why? My heart feels full of love. Filled to the brim and overflowing. Not just any love, but His love.
The Sacred Romance, by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge, is the book weâ€™re going through with my small group at the moment. This likely has something to do with my thoughts on what Iâ€™m calling The Love Fest. Â This Fest is full of lotâ€™s of XXXâ€™s. Iâ€™m not referring to the OOOâ€™s. High fives to hugs!!
Jesus said: â€œLove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.â€ Matthew 37-40.
So if we love our God and others we will naturally keep all the other commandments. Maybe that should be our focus. Sounds like a Love Fest. One big happy love in. Iâ€™m lovinâ€™ it. And I’m lovin’ you too!!
What do you think? How can we express our love for someone else aside from just saying it? What can you do today to show your love for someone?
I will break the silence then.
Going back to Heb 13 and God’s definition of LOVE: “kind, does not envy, does not boast, it not proud, rude or self-seeking. Not easily angered, does not keep any record of wrong. It does not delight in evil but rejoyces with TRUTH. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Since we are all God’s WORK IN PROGRESS if we simply put our hearts into seeking to achieve THIS type of love, we will be a step closer to being more like Christ and more pleasing to Him.
I am working on “not keeping any record of wrong” as this one seems to be the issue I have the hardest time with. By the grace of God, one of these days it will be completely dealt with
and I will rejoyce in being an overcomer of this personality “trait”. One step at the time, and we all Christians, get to be tranformed into the sons and daugthers that He created us to be.
This one seems particularly hard for us, letting go of something when someone does us wrong. God is good!! Thank you for your comments Valeria 🙂