What is love? Love is an action based on a conscious decision to value others. There is more to love than you think. - central church cambridge.
When was the last time you heard 1 Corinthians 13? Probably at a wedding, or in a movie. But do you remember what those words mean and do you live your life valuing others in this way?
We all have an opportunity to add more love in our lives, unlock the limitless possibilities from your heart in how you live your life everyday with love in it. If you truly think about the words in 1 Corinthians 13, you will realize the deep rooted meaning behind each and every one of them.
When God shares with us what love is, he explains that without love, he is nothing. This is a very strong statement to say - that Love is even more powerful than hope and faith. How can God say without love he is nothing? Because God IS love.
Love is the foundation of all virtue. And with this article we hope to share how love is the north star we should all hope to live by. With that, we will bring ourselves closer to God.
If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing. - Corinthians 13: 1-3.
WHAT LOVE IS - AND - WHAT LOVE IS NOT --> 1 Corinthians 13: 4
LOVE IS PATIENT
LOVE IS KIND
LOVE IS NOT ENVIOUS
LOVE IS NOT BOASTFUL
LOVE IS NOT ARROGANT
LOVE IS NOT RUDE
Let us be reminded of what rude is. In this world, we have become desensitized with rude behavior as normal expectancy, or as someone “expressing” themselves. This is far from Love:
It does not insist on its own way. It is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Corinthians 13: 4
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13: 13.
I come before you, and ask for your guidance to bring love into my heart.
I feel I am expressing myself in a loving way, thinking in a loving way, and providing and giving in a loving way.
But if I am not, please come into my heart and show me how to love the way you want me to so that my relationships, the way I value others and the way I value myself lives up to your word.