We've been a little absent on the blog, so sorry friends! The third trimester isn't kicking my butt, but its definitely humbled me. I've realized I need to take on less, but don't worry, blogging is the one thing I am definitely keeping up on!
Love is an obvious cornerstone in life. We are told to find someone we love, to search for a passion that sets our soul on fire, to speaking loving and kind words. Love is what we do, it's found in who we are with, and we can practice it wherever we are. But let's be real, it's a lot easier to say those important word than to live them.
Because it's really easy to feel like saying the word is enough. We live in a world where we juggle multiple jobs, can experience other cultures without leaving our house, and our to do lists are rolling into the other room. We live in a world of demands and making our lives and loved ones a priority feels selfish.
So how can we change it? How can we make the important things in our lives our true priorities when there are so many other things calling for our attention? How can we cherish and love others?
There are five verses my heart calls on when I'm struggling with making love a priority. I hope they bring you the same peace, reminder of truth, and slight reality check they bring me when I'm falling short.
* All verses are taken from the Amplified Bible
1. John 4:7
Beloved, let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience].
2. 1 Peter 4:8
Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].
3. Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
4. Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults].