Thank You, Jesus, for teaching us how to truly AGAPE LOVE.
Love J esus (first)
Love O thers (your closest other is your spouse and then children)
Love Y ourself (this is a healthy God-filled love that helps you love others better)
1 Corinthians 13:4-13 articulates what this AGAPE LOVE looks like. Today, I use these verses like I did yesterday, except this time let's change the focus a little bit. Ask yourself this:
IS IT HARD FOR YOU TO LOVE OTHERS WHEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HEALTHY AGAPE LOVE FOR YOURSELF?
J esus (my LORD and Savior)
O thers (specifically, my best friend husband, Steve)
Y ourself (that means me!)
"My love for me is patient,
My love for me is kind and is not jealous;
My love for me does not brag and is not arrogant,
My love for me does not act unbecomingly;
My love for me does not seek my own selfish want,
My love for me is not provoked,
My love for me does not take into account a wrong suffered,
My love for me does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
My love for me bears all things,
My love for me believes all things,
My love for me hopes all things,
My love for me endures all things.
This agape love never fails...
...But now faith, hope, agape love, abide, these three; but the greatest of these is AGAPE LOVE."
The cross of Jesus is the key to opening my heart and your heart to AGAPE LOVE...