June 30, 2020 (Post #43)
(From Journal #3: February 15, 2006)
I woke up early AGAIN with so many thoughts running through my head, I knew I had to get up and pray and spend time with You.
First Lord, You keep reminding me of 1 Corinthians 13:8 which says “Love never fails…” NEVER. But I confess that I find “walking in love” is much easier with strangers than the people closest to us sometimes? Why can conflicts with loved ones be so hard to resolve?
You showed me something about myself: I don’t have a problem admitting when I’m wrong; I have a problem not getting credit when I’m right and others won’t apologize. OUCH! Every time I CHOOSE to speak love and demonstrate love, I am never a victim and the enemy gets a kick in the teeth! Love never fails, no matter what the issue is. Looks like I still need some work here. Jesus, thank You for correction and conviction.
Proverbs 3:12: For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
Proverbs 10:17: He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.
Proverbs 12:1: Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
Corinthians 13:1-3: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:13: So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.