How did I celebrate Valentine’s Day? Besides the glitter, glue, and sugar overload? By giving my heart a check-up. No single day should we focus on love- it really should be each and every day.
I’m currently reading Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan, and I must say, what an amazing experience just delving into this book has been. I like this excerpt from the Overview:
Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy if you think about it. The God of the universe — the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and e-minor — loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not . . . we all know something’s wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo?”
And my answer has been “yes” for some time now, perhaps ever since the day I decided to leave my career and raise a family. But there’s got to be more, and there is. To truly desire God, to eagerly read His word, to actually “walk the walk” everyday is where I want to be.
Yesterday, I did this exercise as mentioned in Crazy Love:
Put your name in the place of “love” in 1 Corinthians and see what happens to your heart:
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. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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