mem oirs(mem'warz) n.pl. 1. an autobiography 2. a record of events based on the writer's personal observation and knowledge
Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday Fave--Nudges from God
Don't you love it when a daily devotional feels like a direct lightning bolt from God?
I often wish I knew exactly what God wanted for me. And I want that clear direction. Sometimes He sends it. When you don't expect it.
A devotion I read this week did that to me. The scripture was 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13. (Haven't spent time in the word today? Go now. Read this. Spend some time.)
Often a section of this chapter is referred to in weddings... "Love is patient, love is kind..." But the devotion I read went beyond that specific reference. It focused on our tendancy to achieve great things but that our focus should instead be on the simple (yet complex) act of LOVE.
Here's a snippet of what I read:
Love can heal what pride has injured. It can bind up the places where we’ve been wounded and where trust has eroded. In a commentary on 1 Corinthians, one New Testament scholar says, “Love requires the formation of character.” He means to highlight that what Paul has described in this chapter isn’t necessarily how we feel love for others but how we show love. To love is to need a radical inner transformation. To love is to depend on Christ, whose example defines for us what love is (1 John 3:16).
See? Nothing groundbreaking. Or new. But it came to me at just the right time. I love that. Thanks, God!