So! How was your Christmas? Did you spend the day with our Father? Did you spend time with your family? Did you shift the atmosphere with the truest form of love? I’ve been thinking a lot about you. I hope you’re doing well. (It certainly did my heart good to know that individuals across the country took time to read the latest blog, Love Never Fails-The Christmas Edition!) Your presence was a special present to me, and I do not take it lightly. I love each and everyone of you, and I am so thankful that God chose us to be on this journey together.
Now! As I soul searched with our Father concerning this Christmas season, He led me back to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV. For it is written, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” So! As I thought about these verses, the fact that love is not proud really stuck out in my mind this week because pride prevents us from having healthy relationships with our present and future brothers and sisters in Christ. Think about it! Pride prevents us from admitting when we are wrong. Pride prevents us from apologizing. Pride prevents us from asking questions when we don’t understand. Pride prevents us from admitting when we are hurt or scared. I can’t help but to wonder how much farther along we’d be as a human race if we could love in such a way that there wouldn’t be room for pride.
Without pride, I imagine it would be easier to say, “I apologize.” “I was wrong.” “I made a mistake.” “Can you forgive me?” “I don’t understand what I did wrong.” “I see that you’re hurt, but I don’t understand why.” Oh, I see emotional walls coming down in the name of Jesus. I see hearts being healed in the name of Jesus! I see generational curses being broken in the name of Jesus! I see races coming together to ask God to order their steps, as they fight against racial injustice in the name of Jesus. We just have to love in such a way that there’s no room for pride.
Just think about it! Then go to the Father and pray about it! He’s waiting!
#Soul Searching with our Father#