We are all known for something.

It may be…

what we’re for.
what we’re against.

our cynicism.
our sarcasm.

that thing we did wrong.
that thing we did right.

how we judge.
how we’ve been judged.

God tells those of us who are Christ followers, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples”. (Jn 13:35 NLT)

God didn’t just throw out the “L” word and hope we would figure it out. He gave us an entire chapter of the Bible dedicated to what the word love means.

I Corinthians 13

There’s a great practice my husband taught me years ago. Whenever I want to see how I’m doing in the area of love is take I Cor. 13:4-7 and replace love with my name. When I do, would it be a true statement or far from it? It’s easy to say we love, but it’s a little more difficult to say we are patient, or say we don’t boast.

Try it out for yourself. In the blank insert your name.

___________ is patient.
___________ is kind.
___________ does not envy.
___________ does not boast.
___________ is not proud.
___________ is not rude.
___________ is not self-seeking.
___________ is not easily angered.
___________ keeps no record of wrongs.
___________ does not delight in evil.
___________ rejoices with the truth.
___________ always protects,
___________ always trusts,
___________ always hopes,
___________ always perseveres.

How would you rate yourself?

What are you known for?

 

 

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