Yellow Hello, sunshine let’s go… Today is one of my lazy Saturdays and I want to share with you, what I have learnt about Love so far and I know we’re all learning and I pray God gives us the grace to continue learning and to love unconditionally and to treat others the way we want them to treat us.
Starting from today, till next weekend, I’ll be writing points about what I have learnt so far. So for a start, here are my first two points… 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
1. Love endures long and is patient and kind: We should not give up easily on people because they failed to meet our expectations. Be kind enough to teach your friend, sister or neighbour how to excel without being a burden to them or always making them feel bad. Just because someone made a mistake today does not mean they will never learn. You don’t know where they are coming from and the story behind their actions. Try and be neutral and listen to them. See their mistake as a gate way for improvement, with that, you’re learning about something new, something different.
If you see greatness in them, do not give up on them, just because their today character is nothing to write home about. God can change anyone , so try to see people the way God sees them. Do not use their past or the things they did to stop their growth. Pray for them and ask God to give you the grace to see them the way HE sees them. Be kind enough an ask yourself this question “5 years ago, how was I like?”. God has been so merciful to us all and we should try to show mercy to others. Just because someone wronged you does not mean the person is evil and will never be good, or will never change. God can forgive the person and move on and you still hold on to what God has let go of (You’re just disturbing yourself, let it go). We’re all learning (Including me) and we should try to give others a chance by removing the walls we’ve built around us, so that even Jesus Christ can come in and talk with us.
We can’t call ourselves Christians or children of God if we harbour hatred and bitterness against another child that God loves so much. Let go of your past, let go of the wrongs, leave room for change, leave room for improvement. Hate the things of the world that causes men to stumble, hate sin, not the sinner and pray for the sinner to know God. If anyone offends you, pray to God and ask for grace not to hold it against the person. Ask God for inner peace, because if you have that peace, nothing will move you. Pray for the person and pray for yourself.
2. Love is not envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious: Rejoice with those that are rejoicing. Just because you want something and you don’t have it; and your friend has it all, does not mean you will never have it. If you get angry over the things of others, remember that material things does not last forever. My father always tells me that if I want something so much, then I should get ready to work with my sweat and get mine. Don’t be envious of other, God will give you yours if you’re patient enough to wait.
Do not boast about the things you have, because it can be taken away from you any time. Do not boil over with jealousy, it kills faster than the act itself. Try and talk to God as often as you can about your heart and mind. Protect your mind. It’s not everything that comes into your mind that you accept. Filter the words that you hear. Meditate on the word of God. If you find yourself fighting against envy or jealousy, the best person to talk to about it is God, tell him all your mind, tell him what you are envious of and ask him to help you get over it. Do not raise your shoulder over the things you have, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble…
Live, Love, Breath, Smile, Chill, Sing, Laugh, Praise, Watch, Pray, Hear, Obey, Listen, Understand and Appreciate God and all the He has given to you.
Stay tuned for point 3 and 4
Have a blessed day
It’s sunny, enjoy this lazy Saturday with me. Sometimes you have to stay calm to regenerate your mind. 🙂