There were two bible verses which I learned and memorized at a very young age. The first being John 3:16, which is the same case for many. The second one was 1st Corinthians 13:4.
1st Corinthians 13:4 just happens to be today’s Verse of the Day. Here’s the thoughts on today’s verse:
Love does not focus on me, but on others. Each of these qualities of love is based upon an affectionate, compassionate, and forgiving attitude that regards others as being valuable and not just placing value on me and my desires. No wonder the old saying goes “The middle of sIn is a big I!” When “I” become more important than others and what “I” want and that “I” win is more significant than what someone else truly needs, then “I” have lost my way and do not display the love of Christ.
How true is that?!? I mean, we all my read the above, but to we really comprehend it? I read these bible verses every.single.day and try to apply it to my life in whatever way I can. There are days that I read the Verse of the Day over and over again, and simply don’t understand what exactly it’s supposed to mean. Some days I just don’t get it, but I still apply it to my life in the best way that I interpret it.
With that being said, how do I apply this particular verse to my life?!? Well, for starters, I know that I have to be patient with my loves in my life. Take my 20 year old for example; She’s a wonderful daughter with a very good head on her shoulders. However, as a mom, I tend to be over-protective and very leary of some of the decisions she makes.
Like JUMPING OUT OF AIRPLANES.
GETTING A TATTOO
but I know that I have to trust her decisions she makes at let her make her own mistakes in life….. patient…patient…patient……
My love has to also be kind ……….kind as in “a sympathetic or helping nature” and for all that know me, I am one of the most kind hearted person there is. I continue to offer that ‘kindness’ of my heart to others on a daily basis.
One of the ways that I continue to struggle with is the part where love does not envy. I can’t help but feel envious of others to a certain extent. Don’t get me wrong….not in a materialistic sort of way, but in a more “Oh…I wish I was able to be that skinny after having had three kids too”. Or…. “I wish I pursued my Bachelors because look at where she is at today”…. in that sort of way. Weird I know, but yeah…… ugh.
I certainly don’t boast my love, but I sure am proud of how I am loved, who I love, and who loves me! I wouldn’t trade it for the world!!!