Monday, February 9, 2009

Our Father and His Love

The bible has so much to say about Love doesn't it? As we approach Valentines Day, a commercialized holiday about Love I thought why not look at some verses this week that talk about Love, or some people that display love.
Here is what I have for today- what I want to call Memory Verse Monday.
I have three verses that we should all think on this week.
The Lord says the following
in 1 Corinthians 14:1 he states, "Let love be your highest aim."
Pretty simple and sweet if you ask me. I think he means let every decision in life be driven by your dominate life principal which is Love.
Then he states in Mark 12:30-31, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength... love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commands more important than these.
What is interesting to me is this is the only command God gives - for us to Love. That is how important it is. I feel it guides our entire life. How well do things really work when they are not done with love?
The last verse I want to ponder on is the following,
"Everything you do must be done with Love" 1 Corinthians 16:14
Imagine how well life would be if we really did that. If every time we did anything we did it in or with Love. From going to the post office to drop off a package, to getting groceries at the store, to tucking our kiddos in at night. The world would be such a better place.
The simple fact in life is that things aren't done in Love constantly. It is so incredibly hard. However, that does not mean we should not try to meet the challenge, to rise to the occasion.
Kind of like the movie Pay Forward- here is the challenge.
Try this week to do everything in Love.
Maybe make coffee for you mate in the morning, or a favorite meal. Rent a movie and watch it with your children. Open a door for someone at the store or wherever you are in public, or even just lend a simple Hello or a smile. The biggest area I think sometimes is how we talk to people, whether it be us initiating the conversation, or us replying. Try really hard to think of your words, and speak out how you would like to be spoken to.
We may only be one person, but between emails, face to face contact, the telephone and the like we may come in contact with several a day, if each of our interactions is in love, then maybe in turn theirs will be too, it is a domino affect. Try this one week to do Everything in Love and see how the Lord will Bless you by following His Commands.

1 comment:

  1. Our pastor spoke on Mark 12:30 this weekend, too! What a great idea to act lovingly toward strangers, I have a hard time with that. I am not a people person and would just as soon be left alone and tend to treat people like that too. I need to be more loving. Thanks!


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