God asks us to LOVE. I'm just starting to see how important it is though ... seriously, without love, it is said, that WE ARE NOTHING. That is some strong verbiage.
"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I AM NOTHING. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. "
1 Corinthians 13:3
I can do noble things, I can do things that people admire ... but if I lack the wisdom of love and how I am called to love, I AM NOTHING. This has my attention and I see how LOVE IS ESSENTIAL.
How do I know what love is ? 1 Corinthians tells us.
If you find love ... it will be evident in the action.
Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, and is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Can I stick my name in the place of love ?
Caydin is patient.
Caydin is kind.
Caydin does not envy. . . . this is a biggie I need to work on.
etc etc etc...
I want to have an unceasing passion to want to be a illustration of love to EVERYONE.
I want my actions to scream out LOVE IS HERE and LOVE IS NOW.
Of all the fruits of the spirit that believers are striving to exemplify - above all these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 " And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
It's crazy to me how in the biblical times there were many other words for love ... now a days we just use the one word to cover all the meanings of love. Hmm...
Love is worth looking into.