Posted in Building Relationships, Choices, Goals, Journey, Motivation

Part II: Love Defined

Good morning, friends! I can hardly wait to get this day started. I woke up with a song in my grateful heart and a sincere desire to just do better. I think we all owe God our best — whatever that may look like. For some, it may mean donating your money as generously as you donate your time. For others, it might mean reading the word of God each day and acting on those truths. For me, it means finding new ways to draw closer to God so that he will draw closer to me.

There are days when I feel like I’m making up for lost time. Though he’s always been with me, I haven’t always been with him, and that’s a sad realization — knowing that he’s been with me all along, and I didn’t do my best to know him better. I suppose I should also bear in mind that a heart that isn’t open to receive God’s grace and mercy will not appreciate it fully, but a heart that’s open and on fire will burn brighter and longer as it is fueled with the love of God. That’s where I am today — on fire and thirsty. Oh yeah, and grateful. I’m so grateful for all of us that God never gives us what we truly deserve and forgives us our trespasses time and again. That’s real love!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, 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.Love never fails.

~1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Look closely at the definition of love. Does anything speak directly to you? If you’re as fallible as I, all five verses are speaking in unison. That’s ok though. All five verses will serve as my motivation to be the best that I can be for as long as I am here. Won’t you join me in this journey? Just know that a heart that’s filled with love will always speak love. May blessings abound! ❤

Before you leave today, take a few minutes to enjoy my Music Monday selection by Anthony Brown & Group Therapy entitled “Deserved.”

NOTE: Want to continue reading this series? Click here for Part III.

Author:

I started this blog as a means of chronicling my journey of Servant Leadership, but I believe that it has taken on a deeper purpose. As visitors read about my every day experiences as seen through a spiritual lens, I know that they’ll take the meat of my messages — the scriptures — and nourish themselves. I’m sure they’ll remember the stories and get to know me as a result, but the anecdotes are merely the vessels that store the meat. My hope is that you find encouragement here, and when you do, please share it with me. Encouragers need encouragement too.

7 thoughts on “Part II: Love Defined

  1. Oh Michelle, I think you don’t give your sweet self enough credit. Although you may not feel that you have always been with God, He does. He knows what a kind, good, thoughtful, sweet, generous, heart you have and that’s all He asks. Do unto others….and you do!! He smiles down upon you daily and loves all that you are doing! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend! And you go with that urging from the Holy Spirit, how exciting! xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh sweet Deb…thanks for the virtual hug! I do aim to please him, and if it’s evident to you, then I’m on the right track. Have a wonderful weekend, girlfriend. I hope the skies are blue in your neck of the woods. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are definitely on the right track!! The sun is supposed to come out tomorrow…I’m looking forward to it. Sweet hugs and a wonderful weekend to you my friend. xo

        Liked by 1 person

Comments Make Me Smile.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s