A Life of Love 12.21.17

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

This passage definitely speaks to me when it comes to my marriage the past couple of weeks. Adding a child into the mix really has ruffled our feathers and every part of this scripture needs to be addressed. Patience when my husband doesn’t understand why the baby won’t stop crying, kindness when it’s 3am and his worthless nipples are no help and humility when he doesn’t change the diapers how I like. Anyone with me?

Do you find yourself not living a life of love when you get tired? The world can just wear us out — is loving others one of the first things to go when it gets hard? When we are just trying to survive, it’s hard to be intentional with how we are loving others. Especially the one who we sleep next to at night.

No matter what we do or the words we say, we have nothing without love. We need love to survive. Our marriage needs love to survive. Our friendships need love to survive. Not the cheap “love” that the world gives but the real love that comes from our Heavenly Father. If we want to live a life of love, we are called to be:

Patient
Kind
Humble
Honest
Giving
Graceful
Forgiving

Each day, as we seek Him — He graciously gives us these characteristics. The more we know HIm and spend time with HIm, the more we become more like Him. And He is love.

Today I pray we live a life of love. No matter what the world throws at us, we lean on Him. He will work with us and love through us. He is that good.

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