Lessons learned for the Christian life.


   1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

   One thing I am very certain that I am NOT,  and that is Love. There is not a single one of these "good things" that I  posses at all times, and not a single one of these  "bad things" that I am not at one point or another. 

   Here it is Valentine's Day, and I am currently not speaking to my husband. (let's here it for how mature the silent treatment is) I know that as a wife I am supposed to be submissive, it's Biblical (Ephesians 5:24). But there is  something inside me screaming "it's just not fair!!!"  when I do not get my way, or I have to ask permission to do something "I am a grown woman" (worldly thinking), or "his" rules are not the same rules he expects me to live by. 

   I didn't read anything in there about love being fair, believe me, I checked several translations it isn't in there. I believe that is because love is one of those things that should be unconditional. As I taught my Sunday School class of k-2nd graders yesterday, unconditional means "NO MATTER WHAT!!" (we like to say things loud in my class)  That means that no matter how unfair I feel certain things are in my relationship with my husband (who by the way is an amazing, Christian man) I need to exhibit these qualities of love <sigh> because I do love him. 

   So, I have a phone call to make, perhaps you do too. After I have asked for forgiveness I am going to print this verse and tape it to my desk so that I can focus on the things I should and shouldn't do to the person I love.




Lisa Maria said...

Hi Angie

Visiting from Love Dare Challenge... I am so with you on this. My husband and I had a fight last night too! I firmly believe that Satan stirs up our weak points just when something amazing is going to happen. Like you, I scream in my mind "Its not fair!" and I usually have to be the one to apologise first, but, it IS an unconditional love we're supposed to have. Well, I've already done the begging for forgiveness thing.. I made him late for work, but... I'll make it up to him later ;-)

Great post.. have a lovely evening with your hubby. You know what comes after the fight.. ;-)

2/14/11, 9:57 AM  

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