January 2nd, 2015. If you are looking for the “right time” to make a change in your life or better yet, learn a new behavior, there is no better time than now. For me, the word love has been on my heart lately. Now I’m not entirely sure I have ever been in-love, but that isn’t the kind of love I am talking about. I am talking about the love of the Heavenly Father. The love He displays in the bible. And the love he expects His children to bestow upon others.
We all know the love in relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend. We seem to talk a lot about the love that the Father has for us (although I’m not sure I will ever be able to wrap my mind around it.) However, I think we need to put a little more emphasis on the love that The Lord wants us to have for one another, our brothers and sisters. I wonder, “Why am I so quick to judge that someone is living a life that the bible disapproves of, but I am slow to love them regardless?” Loving others does not come naturally for some people, and I will be the first to say that I am one of those people. For me, it is learned, a conscious decision that I know I need to make more often. Loving one another is just as much an action as a condition of your heart. “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:10 NLT. Genuine and delight are words that come from the condition of our hearts while performing an act. If we love others genuinely, the delight will come when we show acts of love.
Pray for the ability to love freely and without question in 2015.
“Love is like writing or speaking French, if you don’t learn it young, it’s hard to get the trick of it later.” I heard this quote on one of my favorite shows, Downton Abbey last night. Acknowledging that I am still young, I want to learn to love NOW, and continue this practice throughout my life. Also, I just really love a good metaphor.