Is seen and measured in different ways.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
We might feel like love fails because relationships fail. Yet, there is a love that only God can create and happens within our hearts. Just knowing that God created the heavens and the earth is powerful. God's word is the truth and if we can know he does not lie. The Bible speaks of truth will set us free and I know it does. Trusting God is my only option in life. I've been through so much and there were times when I failed God. Then I saw how he brought me life out a mess. He has connected us this day for a reason. Maybe just to stir some faith and remain in him through each circumstance of life. Sharing a smile today is an act of kindness.
Last night I was in a group study and something came to my mind. We were talking about how God created us in his image. There were questions of how he must look and someone pointed out that nobody can look upon God's face. Each of our faces are different and we are just different people. Then I felt like God spoke this to my heart, he has created us in his images. It is our free will that molds us into the people we are. We can take on the character of Jesus or we can live in anger. We often compare our lives by seeing what someone else has in life. Yet, we don't know their sacrifices to get where they are today or we don't know their journey of life. It's time to stop comparing our lives. We must be who God called us to be ~ YOU!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. See the love that surround your life today. You were born in his image, a child of God and an adult to carry out his plan. Live kindness and his example of loving people for who they are and praying for them. Happy New Day!