Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love Is All You Need

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

This is the passage that God pressed upon me to hide in my heart. It may only be three verses, but those are some powerful three verses. God has already challenged me with these verses.

I've shared with you before that He is opening my eyes to things in my life that I want to change or enhance before I have children. Well the past few weeks, He has been showing me something even more important.

I'm not a mom right now. Shocking I know. :) I truly believe someday I will be a mom, but I don't know when that day will be. Only God knows. What I do know is that I'm already a wife.

God has really been convicting me to be the wife he has called me to be...the proverbs 31 wife/woman. There are some tough things in Proverbs 31.

I really felt like the love passage from 1 Corinthians was something that was going to help me become not only the wife that God wants me to be, but the person God wants me to be.

God calls us to love one another. And not just with any kind of love, but with the kind of love that He has for us.

I do not believe God had Paul write the love passage for married people alone. He calls us all to love and these three verses tell us how we are to love.

This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17


  1. No coincidence I'm sure, but where I am in Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, was talking about the "love chapter" this morning (1 Cor 13:4-7). Chan challenges the reader to get those verses in front of you again; replace every "love" and "it" with your name and then see if you are a liar! WOW, talk about being convicted!

  2. What a challenge! A great place to start living like Christ, period.

  3. Both of those passages, I Cor. 13 and Prov. 31, are great passages to aspire to. We never stop growing, and those inspired words keep pointing us in the right direction. I appreciate your tender heart - wanting to be the wife and woman that God has called you to be. I so like your posts!