It’s the start of yet another month. And this month, I would focus my devotions on LOVE. What LOVE is and what LOVE is not. What it looks like, what it feels like, but more importantly, how it is applied.
1 Corinthians 13:4 says that Love is patient. Love is patient before anything else. Love cannot be love if it is not patient. The NKJV even says that love “suffers long”. Love is long suffering. It endures. It knows how to wait. It is not in a hurry. It knows how to forgive. It is long suffering. That first statement is heavy in itself. That’s only the first. What about the second? Love is kind. What about the third? Love does not envy. What about the fourth? What about the fifth? There are a lot of things one can learn in 1 Corinthians 13. And I would just like to sulk in it this month. Because I am starting to forget what love really looks like.
I am not ashamed to admit that I need to be reminded what love is and what love is not. I need to go back to the basics. I need to find myself at the foot of the cross again, desperate to feel His love, thirsty for His Word, trembling before His holiness. I need to find myself clinging only to Jesus.
Beloved. That word just echoes in my heart right now. I still trying to grasp the fact that the Son of God would die on the cross for me. How Jesus, the Perfect One, would take the blame for the World’s sins. Beloved. It rings in my ears. Beloved. That’s what I am to Him and Him to me. I am His Beloved.