1 Corinthians 13 4-7 It is a choice you make!
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love is patient. Today it is my choice, I will be patient with my spouse and daughter.
Love is kind. Out of the great love of Christ which fills me, I will seek to love instead of hate. I will aim to show genuine kindness to every person I interact with face-to-face, on the phone and through the internet.
It does not envy. Here and now, I will focus on the rich blessings God has poured into my life. I will desire contentment over the fantasy of greener grass on the next hill.
Love is not proud. I desire more of You Lord and less of me. Keep me from pride and should I receive any praise, let it rightly be redirected to You.
Love is not rude. I will decide daily to pray James 1:19. I want my words to encourage and never hurt.
Love is not self-seeking. Lord, today, I will seek your desire for my day. I will choose to fulfill my daily assignment from You.
Love is not easily angered. I will not fly off the handle or be easily upset.
I can do this through the power of Jesus Christ.
Love keeps no record of wrongs. Every month, week, day, even hour-by-hour, I choose to forgive each person who falls short of my expectations, who talks about me behind my back, who criticize, or harms me in any way.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. I want to live in the truth. This day I seek to know the truth and live it.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. This day, I will trust in You, hope in You and persevere in the truth. I know that You will protect me along the way.
It's a choice we make every day. Happy Thursday. Be Blessed, Lynn
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