Monday, 26 September 2016

New lessons


“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 NIV
I read this verse this morning and it got me thinking, if this is the definition of love then I have got a long way to go. 

Patience flies out the windows when my kids start fighting or I’m stuck in traffic. Kindness takes a back seat when someone is mean to me. Envy rears its ugly head when someone is living the life I dream of. Pride shows up when I finally hit that mark I aimed for. Dishonor sounds just about right for someone that forgets to show respect. Self-seeking interest falls right in line at the workplace. Anger jumps up when my hubby doesn't see my point of view. And yes even with my selective amnesia, I still find it hard to forgive somethings.

So how can we truly live a life of Love? By submitting to the Holy Spirit – and this I have come to realize is quite easy to do. Just listen and obey. Simple. 

New lessons I’m learning today, just thought to share.

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