Remember REAL love

Day 178-179 Ended Monday night with the worst migraine headache I have ever had and stayed in bed pretty much for two days.  It has been awhile for which I am very thankful but I sure could spend forever without another headache.

Day 180 Project 365

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I laid in bed this morning needing to remember all the things real love is.  Surrounded by all the things love is not it is refreshing to know REAL love will see me through to the end.  If I keep my eyes on man, I am in for trouble.  If I bank on the worlds definition of love I will be let down.  If I have expectations I will be disappointed.  I need to be reminded so I opened the word.  One day, one day the lists and resentments and hate and selfishness and hurtfulness will be gone.

1 Corinthians 13

The Message (MSG)

1 Corinthians 13

The Way of Love
1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.   
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.   
Love doesn’t strut,  
Doesn’t have a swelled head,   
Doesn’t force itself on others,   
Isn’t always “me first,”   
Doesn’t fly off the handle,   
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,   
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,   
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,   
Puts up with anything,   
Trusts God always,   
Always looks for the best,   
Never looks back,   
But keeps going to the end.

8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

11When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

12We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

13But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

 

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