Day 5: L for Love
Begin with a couple of minutes of stillness and silence, to let go of the things on your mind and to become aware of God’s presence.
READ 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a (The Message)
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. Love is eternal.
Love is one of the key themes in the Bible and the Apostle Paul wrote the classic verses above to the church in Corinth. It is often the reading of choice at weddings. While we all have the capacity to give and receive love, our individual experiences of this may differ. However God’s love for us does not change, it remains constant despite the changing scenes and seasons of our life.
Before taking time to ponder on these verses, consider all the ways you have known the love of God in your life. Recall all the people God has placed in your life who have been channels of His love to you, and be thankful.
Choose a word, phrase, or even a whole verse to silently ponder on. Turn it over and over in your mind and see what God will show you through it.
Pray over the insights you gained from pondering on this verse and be thankful. Close with the Lord’s Prayer.
Carry your chosen word/phrase/verse into the day with you and repeat it at intervals during the day.
Make a note of the insights you gained from these verses in your journal.