love is... {vol. 1}

I have often contemplated on 1 Corinthians 13, as God lays out for us exactly what love is and is not.  He is pretty clear that we are to love one another as He loves us.  The Bible also points out that God IS love.  So I also feel that 1 Corinthians 13, points us directly to the attributes of our creator, the one who loves us so deeply.

My goal is to break each tiny fragment of these verses on love down over time; blog about it; share my thoughts and my heart.  I'm not claiming to be a knowledgeable theological scholar.  I'm just a girl, who loves God with all of her heart, seeking him and learning as I go.


love is patient. God is DEFINITELY patient. we are called to be patient. with patience there is wisdom. patience in God's timing is a necessity.  with patience comes trust.  a trust that He knows what's best for us; a trust that good or bad, He's got our back.  

:bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
:steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity

wow. how applicable this is to marriage and our walk with Christ.  steadfast. midst opposition and trials. God clearly warns us, if we are to marry, we will have struggle.  again, i come back to steadfast. trusting in God in the middle of pain and struggle. patient. 

its amazing how one word and its definition can sum up one of the many facets of marriage; being well rooted in love, remaining steadfast no matter what storms you may face.  and here i have always believed "love is patient" meant more that love wasn't irritable, or quick to anger (which we will also get to further in the chapter).  

James 1:2-4, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 

again. patience. 

God intends for us to persevere, in our marriages and in life.  The enemy intends the complete opposite.  I remain thankful that God has gone before us, fought these battles, and he already conquered... long ago! So, all we have to do is sit back, be patient, and trust in the plan God has for our lives. 

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