My scripture is going to be a series…one verse at a time =)
1 Cor 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
I plan to go through verse 8 eventually unless God changes my mind. Here is why…some of you heard me say this during the Sunday evening worship service this week. Sorry you can skip to the bottom =).
I think I told y’all I am reading “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. And I am pretty sure I posted about the whole Massey Tire come to Jesus meeting tears flying episode last week with the 4 toe stomping quotes I read while there. Well the other piece of the puzzle is this…Francis speaks of how we are to represent Love. God is Love and we are to live as Christ therefore to live as Love would live. Francis references a bunch of scriptures that you just have to trust me on to support that point because I did not write them down. Then Francis challenged us (yes we are on 1st names…haha not) to read 1 Corinthians chapter 13 verses 4-8 and insert our name in the place of the word Love. Because if we truly represent LOVE then we should be interchangeable with the word…easy enough I thought. So I started…Kristy is patient (bahhhahahahaha), Kristy is kind, Kristy does not envy, Kristy does not boast, Kristy is not proud….
You get the point. And if you read my devotion for the JBA luncheon you know that the last phrases sent cold chills down my spine. The giggles stopped and the tears started. I never finished through verse 8! OUCH is all I can say!!! So I decided since God was clearly ripping my heart out with it that maybe I should learn these verses and LIVE THEM. Hopefully it will be easier to live it if it is etched in my brain and heart!!
So let’s hear your verse! If you don’t have one…use mine!
See ya tonight…it is Wednesday!!!! Praise the Lord for church night!!!!