Being loving is not an easy thing, but it is something we all desire to be! Love is a need for every person. Stories written with love never end.
1 Corinthians 13 is the ultimate definition of what love looks like. This is one of my favorite ways to remind myself what love looks like. Perhaps it will bless you too.Love is not just a word; it must be active and visible.
I am loving when my actions are:
Patient. I don’t need to get even.
Kind. I seek to give and to do good.
Content. I don’t want what others have.
Humble. I don’t need to make myself look good.
Peaceable. I don’t always have to be right.
Courteous. I show respect.
Serving. I don’t have to get my own way.
Calm. I don’t blow up and lose my temper.
Forgetful. I don’t keep a list of ways I’ve been hurt.
Righteous. I want the best for others.
Truthful. I love God’s word and try to obey it.
Protective. I don’t say hurtful things about (or to) others.
Positive. I believe the best about others.
Hope. I believe good will come.
Endure. I will not give up.
Sometimes we need to read things ‘bottom-side’ up to have the TRUTHS penetrate. Try this on for a change:
I am unloving when my actions say:
I will get even!
I will not be patient–I will not suffer long for you!
I have given enough!
I don’t want to do anything good for you!
I want more!
I am more important than you!
I am right!
I don’t care about what you need or think!
I want you to do it my way! I am mad and you need to know it!
I have been hurt by you too many times!
I want you to get what you deserve!
I don’t care what God says–I’m doing it my way!
I will say what I want–so what if it hurts you!
I know you can’t do that–you’re a loser!
I know you will never be loving to me!
I give up!