Friday, November 26, 2010

Love is patient, Love is kind

Love is patient love is kind...when my husband and I got married we had that inscribed on our first set of wedding rings. I say first because they weren't sized right and we had to get different ones..but anyway...

I had no idea how hard it would be to keep that promise. I have so much anger in my heart! It has turned in to a daily struggle, that more often then I like to admit, I lose. Fortunatley, for me, I know where it comes from, I just don't really know how to overcome it.

Nothing is impossible with God. If i have learned anything in these last few months, it's that He can work with anyone as long as they are willing.

Oh God I'm so willing!

I don't know where I read this, or where it came from but look at this with me...

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude, 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 preserves. 1st Corinthians 13:4-7

Now put your name at the beginning of each sentence. This is down-right convicting, at least for me.

I know God does not look for perfection, because we are human, we will make mistakes..daily...but focus on God and He will work out the rest.

Soo my hope is for the next week, to focus on this scripture. taking it slow, one day at a time. I am patient, I am kind, focusing on God all the way.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man (woman) I put childish ways behind me. 1 Corinthians 11

When we chose life, we made the choice to not be slaves to sin (anger), we put our sinful ways behind us.
Love never fails

God and His ways never fail


Deane said...

I like this. It is a very good post. I put my name at the beginning of each sentence and it is convicting. I had never done that before. Thanks for this.

Lisa said...

What a good challenge for all of us. God has been showing me the (many) areas in my life where I am not patient or kind. I will join you in focusing on this scripture. Thanks for this post.

Jenifer said...

This is so good. I am not as patient and kind as I should be. God is revealing to me where I need to change. Thank you for this post.