Erase your notion of what love should be. Embrace, instead, God’s true definition. Each area listed in his description of love is our guideline to a Godly life.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
When we use our human wisdom to resolve situations, emotions rule and love is lost. Then, our ministry ends up being a mere series of activities. Our efforts are simply busy work. And our purpose loses clarity.
But when love is the driving force, compassion for others rises to the top. Understanding of others’ flaws reflects kindness. And acceptance of their weaknesses fosters harmony. That harmony brings on peace, joy begins, purpose is clear, and God’s kind of love shines through.
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Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and author of four books. Her best-selling release, Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta invites you to experience the simplicity of finding joy even in the midst of hardship. With engaging stories, Simply Salsa gives practical steps to overcome heartache, fear and celebrate life once again.