Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love wins every time

If you have read my blog for any length of time you will know I have some issues. No I will not recap all those sweet moments for you but, how hard is it to love someone, forgive someone and love them unconditionally when they have done you wrong, hurt your feelings, or stabbed you in the back? It sometimes for me impossible. I am very quick to write people right on out of my life. Does anyone else do that? I believe God talks to us in themes at times. I always try and watch a few morning programs (preachers) It was clear to me at 2:00am this morning when I was awaken by a splitting headache, maybe I need to listen. If I can't sleep at night I just spend my time praying, it really helps. Back to my theme.......the first program was on love, the next on family and love, and while reading a Max Lucado book to fall asleep as I do every night the chapter was on love.....HHHMMMMMM......ok Lord I hear you. As I prayed, he brought several scriptures to my mind, and I encourage you to read them. 1 Corinthians 13 & 1 Timothy 2. Makes you ponder. I will leave you with these few verses.

I Cor. 13:4-6
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful, or proud or rude. Love does not demand it's own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it is has been wronged, It is never glad about the injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love is hopeful,and endures through every circumstance.

I think I have been reprimanded by God today for my behavior and attitudes of others. I can't judge others for their choices, it is their choice to make. All we can do is pray and love them. How hard is it for you not to keep account of the wrongs done to you by others? The Bible says loves doesn't......There's your sermon for the day. Happy Thursday


Cotton Blossom said...

Preach On Sister!

Liska said...

Hi Belinda. You dropped by my blog a couple of times recently. I clicked on your name, but it did not take me to your blog, but I found you via my list of blogs I follow. I was in Portugal for a few days, but I did not find you from there (I know you asked about that). I think I found you via another blogger originally (end December or beginning of Jan).
Have a great weekend.

Jackie said...

Very good subject! You know I also have a real hard time with this!! Family that has done this seems real easy to me to just butt them out the door. Guess I need a wake-up call!! My stubborn self gets in the way a lot!!

a cowgirl at heart said...

Great post, Belinda! I'm still wanting to do lunch sometime, this week was just really hectic. I'll let you know, soon! Just wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten.

I think when I start to think about people who have hurt me and how much easier it would be to just write them off altogether, I start to realize I am not perfect and need forgiveness just as much as the next person. It always helps me to ask myself, "What if Jesus had just written me off?" I would be in a terrible place right now, I know that!

I loved the verses, too!

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