Wednesday, January 11, 2012


A few months ago my granddaughter, Lily, memorized I Corinthians 13 in school. When I heard her quote it, I determined to learn it myself. As I began to work on it, it began to work on me! I really focused on what I was saying and became convicted of a loveless heart in some areas of my life.

It can happen to anyone. We work, perform, do our duties, live and exist in a "neutral" mode. We do the same thing day in and day out and overlook the people on the other end of the spectrum. Love sent Christ to Calvary. It was a realization of that love that won my heart to Him.

Love can and has changed our lives. We all respond to it. We need a hefty dose of it everyday so that we can have it to give those with whom we come in contact. Has it been awhile since you memorized an entire chapter of scripture? I encourage you to memorize and meditate on I Corinthians 13. Allow the Holy Spirit to point out areas of your life that are lacking in love.

On Christmas morning, my husband read the last verse of this chapter in his sermon. Lily leaned over, looked at me, and smiled. It took a second, but I realized she was remembering that we both had hidden that in our hearts this past year.

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."


NanaDiana said...

Don't you just love how our grandchildren bring out the very best in us? know that Lily was actually LISTENING to your hubby!;>) Lovely post- xo Diana

Julie said...

Thanks for the reminder :)