Day 7 of the “Wild Kids, Wild God – 31 Days looking at God’s Heart” Series.
It’s easy to love the loveable. Your best friend, your faithful pooch, your funny co-worker. But how about the un-lovely? That lady with the bad attitude at the check-out? The nextdoor neighbor always in your stuff? The friend who stabbed you in the back? You may think you don’t need to love them–they’re not family (though even sometimes we can have terrible family spats…). But if you only love those who love you back, what more do you do than anyone else?
It’s so easy to be nice to the handsome waiter, but how about the homeless guy?
Love is like a new car: you only know how good it is when you take it for a test drive. Want to know what it’s really made of? Go for a spin down Marriage Lane. Try 5th gear on Parent Road. Is the transmission still running? Need a Pitstop at Inner Turmoil? Did the car break down yet…?
When the rubber hits the road we really see what our hearts are made of. Stress situations can bring out the best and worst in us. When the junk surfaces, I’m believing we have a chance to recognize it, learn from it, and try to trash it.
- Love is a Choice, not a Feeling
- Love is Invisible until it’s in Action
- Love is what kept Jesus on the cross, not the nails.
God demonstrates God-Size love by loving Everyone, not just when we’re having a “good day.” I think we are challenged to love like this too. But it’s going to work out under pressure…like diamonds.
Hang in there. We’ve got an Amazing Mechanic…
“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? …if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? ... And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you?… For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. (Matthew 5:43-48)
Want to hear more about The Kindest Mechanic Ever? Check: “Cinderella, a Note on Humility, Entitlement and Kindness”
-Having a hard time in the waiting process of becoming a Diamond? Check “The Lost Sheep-a Diamond in Progress”, or “Life Like Contractions”
-Want to know more about our Misunderstood God? see “Pearl and Mother of Pearl.”
Stay tuned in the “Wild Kids, Wild God – 31 Days Looking into God’s Heart” series.
This series was inspired and encouraged by the Write31Days Team. Check their site with all the amazing different blogs writing up 31 days of diverse goodness–ranging from fashion and family to food and faith and more (and not all “f” words). 😉