Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Corinthians

1 Corinthians keeps popping up in my life.

 Earlier this year, I got this special book for journaling out the Bible (they are conveniently called “Journibles”) so I could hand write my own copy of 1 & 2 Corinthians.

In our message team this year (also named “Corinthians”) one of our WorshipArts students chose to do a message on Love that centered around 1 Corinthians 13.

Peter and I were asked to speak at RooTs a few weeks ago, and we shared on Relationships--with the central theme being how to love others straight from 1 Corinthians 13.

Last Sunday, the sermon was on “Faith, Hope & Love”--also from that popular chapter in Corinthians. 

When something is repeated this much, I try to slow down and take notice. What are you saying, God? What do you not want me to miss?

Love. Love is key. Especially to this season.

Bring it back to the basics--that’s plenty enough to keep me growing, learning, forgiving and trying again...for a lifetime!


Be patient. Be kind. Don’t get jealous--others situations, opportunities, blessings, don’t define you or need to affect you. Don’t waste your words boasting--about your favorite things, or your favorite shows, or how well you friends can do this or your job let’s you do that. Pride hurts others, and it hurts you--don’t let it have a place in your thoughts. Don’t be thoughtless of those around you--don’t be rude. Don’t demand your own way. Don’t get irritated--ever. Don’t keep a list of the wrongs you’ve experienced. Injustice is not something to celebrate, especially when it benefits you. Instead, get excited, be joyful, about the truth coming to light--even when it hurts you. Don’t ever give up. Don’t lose faith--in others, yourself, and in God’s promises. Keep hoping--believe things will change. Believe God is faithful and He will do what He says He will do. Endure through your circumstances. With Christ in you, you have what it takes. That’s love.

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