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Friday, May 30, 2014

my job is to love

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"  

How many of us have heard this a gazillion times?  I am sure we all have and we ask small children the same.  Me personally, without a "working career", I still continue to hear it.  

In the past 2 weeks God has shown me exactly what my job looks like.  He wants me to love.  I was MADE to love.  

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7
 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.  If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.  1 John 3:16-18.
 Be on guard.  Stand firm in the faith.  Be courageous.  Be strong.  And do everything with love.  1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.  Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  1 John 4:7-8.
 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  Matthew 22:37-39.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3: 16.

I have finally figure out what I am made to do.  Love.  

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