I don’t love him anymore.
What does that really mean?
Love is not a feeling.
Love is a choice.
Love is: patient and kind.
Love is not:
jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
It does not :
Demand its own way.
It is not irritable,
and it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never –
Never loses faith
Love is always hopeful!
Love endures through every circumstance.
The part of this verse that jumps out at me is where it says, “love keeps no record of being wronged.“
I’m pretty good at recalling all the mean things people have done to me—all the stupid, mean things they’ve said.
How can I love like that?
The ONLY way is to let Christ’s Spirit love through me.
I must remember a couple of things this person is not my enemy. (Eph. 6:12) My fight is against Satan and his minions who want to sow discord. I’ve got to say, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal. 2:20
A dead person doesn’t get mad or upset. They are dead. If Gal. 2:20 is true then I no longer live, Christ lives in me. I am a new creation.
So Jesus since you live in me. You don’t keep a record of my sins. I refuse to keep a record of what this person has done. You never give up on me. So never give up on this person through me. I refuse to demand my own way. I’m dead. You are alive in me. I give up my “right” to be “right”.
Spirit of God be patient through me. Be kind through me.
How can I be kind to this person?
Show me Lord. Teach me to walk out my faith.
I’m going to Show my faith is real by allowing you to love this person through me just like you were standing here instead of me.