"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3"
Let’s make it our aim not to just love the easy-to-love, but to hug the “porcupines” and squeeze the “skunks” in our lives, reaching those whose behavior and demeanor usually pushes people away rather than draws them in close. Father, give me eyes to see through others’ tough exteriors to their hearts — hearts that so desperately need a loving touch from You through me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. -Karen Ehman
“In your anger, do not sin!” This means you can be angry and not sin! True enough, because Jesus Himself, who was sinless, got angry (see Matthew 21:12) God got angry a lot because of the Israelites’ disobedience (see the Old Testament) There is such a thing as righteous anger. But more often than not, the anger we experience everyday isn’t this kind. When you get into an argument with someone, check your heart. Do you refuse to forgive because your pride was hurt? Learn to humble…
By Proverbsway. Love is..1. LISTEN without interrupting. (Proverbs 18) 2. SPEAK without accusing. (James 1:19) 3. GIVE without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26) 4. PRAY without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9) 5. ANSWER without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1) 6. SHARE without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15) 7. ENJOY without complaint. (Philippians 2:14) 8. TRUST without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7) 9. FORGIVE without punishment. (Colossians 3:13) 10. PROMISE without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12) by AubergineDreams