Monday, July 13, 2015

July 14, 2015

"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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." I Corinthians 13:4-8

I am enjoying revisiting this portion of Scripture for the Summer! I love meditating on familiar verses and seeing fresh new insights!

What blesses me today as I studied is the thought that God is loving while I am not. 

How does that bless me?

It blesses me to be reminded that I don't love as I should.

It blesses me to know that God loves me like He does even though I don't love as I should.

It blesses me to know that I can receive the love God has for me!

It blesses me to know that He wants to give me His love and love through me if I will receive His love by faith.

God is patient. God is kind, God always behaves consistent with His holy character. He rejoices in truth and never rejoices in evil. He always hopes, He always trusts, He always hopes and He always perseveres. He never fails!

That is a wonderful list of things God is that I'm not but want to be. It is an inspiring list of wonderful things I can be through the power of God's love!

I am jealous, boastful, proud, rude, self-centered, irritable, vindictive, I rejoice in evil and resist truth. I not hopeful, I'm not trusting, and I give up easily. I often fail.

But I can be different!

The power of His love can change me from how I am to how He is!

I love that!