Today I woke up with Love ALL over my mind.
Love is a word most of us use to describe to someone else how we feel about them entirely. We love our spouses, our friends, our children, our homes, our lives, but when we really stop to think about how we “love” these different things, it’s usually on different spectrums.
For instance, we love our kids different then we love our homes, we love our spouses different then we love our friends and so on.
When I thought about the root of love I thought about the scripture that states:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Today for some reason out of all days, I really questioned how I love and do I truly love in this manner? If I were to attach that same motherly love I have for my children to other people and even into my own gifts and calling, would my ministry and my work on earth be more advanced and fulfilling then it already is ?
In this patient, kind, and non-proud love could I potentially have the power to “love” someone so hard, they find the courage to love themselves or even love others differently just off how I love them?
For the rest of this week, I challenge myself to truly and deeply LOVE those God has blessed me to come across in life.