|Right before Scott’s proposal.|
Today, I’m starting somethingI’ve never done before on a blog and I’m really excited about it. I’ve been itching to share the word ofthe Bible with all of my viewers since I started blogging, but never reallyfound a way to incorporate it into my writing subjects. Since faith is a huge part of Scott& I’s every day life, I thought it was finally time for me to includescripture into a Word of Wisdom Wednesday segment of my writing. After all, THIS is a huge part of my Homelife& Happiness, a main part of what this page is all about!
Every Wednesday, I will start mymorning by sharing a verse or so of a quote from the Bible that inspiresme. Not a believer? There’s still alot of wisdom you can learn from the Bible, even if you aren’t a Christian,although I will always encourage you to research that journey.
All I ask is that you have an open mind and give my WOWposts a chance. First up? I wanted tostart with the versus that mean the most to me. Scott read them to me before he proposed, and they were alsospoken in a reading on our wedding day.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-13, The Wayof Love
Love is patient and kind; lovedoes not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on itsown way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice atwrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes allthings, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As forprophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as forknowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, butwhen the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spokelike a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became aman, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then faceto face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fullyknown.
So now faith, hope, andlove abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
What a great lesson. How many of you take a simple conceptof LOVE for granted? “Love bearsall things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” That’s one of my favorite lines becauseit describes exactly what marriage is supposed to be about. I strongly believe that marriage shouldbe looked at by all as permanent thing, not just something a couple could “undo”later. No one said love is easy,but what IS said hereis how great it is. Trust it,believe it in, and go with it.
I’m sure you’ve heard thisbefore, but a quote I strongly agree with is “it is better to have loveand lost than not to have loved at all.” Love never completely goes away. If you’ve ever loved somebody throughout the duration ofyour life, they will always have a place in your heart. Seasons change and so do people, but there will always be a partof your heart attached to any person you love. Ifyou have ever experienced LOVE, even if it ended in heartbreak, consideryourself privileged.
Faith is challenging but is alsocommon, since we all have our own beliefs. Whether it’s on a spiritual level or not, there’s something out therethat every one of you believes in, which gives you your sense of faith. Hope is automatic. If you’ve ever put yourself out there,applied for a job or tried to adapt to anything new happening in your life,your attitude is filled with hope. What’s the only thing greater than these feelings? LOVE. And that’s why I cherish these verses somuch: to optimize my level of love towards others.
If you’re ever doubtful in whatlove is, it’s written out for you right here in 1 Corinthians. So often we take the concept of love for granted, and in turn forgetwhat it was intended to be. Loveis patient, so be patient. Love iskind, so go out of your way to do nice things for one another. Don’t let envy or jealousies take over any situation, and don’t be rudeor disrespectful. The result? Real feelings and experiences of love.
Take a momentout of your day today to evaluate your relationships with others to see if you’re getting the most out of love.