Monday, March 07, 2011

Nothing without Love

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 corinthians 13 1-3

Jim and I have been reading a daily devotion together everyday based on marriage, and having a loving marriage. The devotion has been sweet and simple, but also challenging and hard! It's so easy when you are reading something based on marriage to focus on your spouse and what He needs to change. I don't want to do that! I will never ever be happy in my marriage if I can't see Jim the way that God sees him. And love him the way that God loves him.

These verses inspire me in my marriage and my daily life so much. I can talk a pretty good talk when it comes to my faith. I know the bible, and I love to share what I believe. My husband also knows how much I know and loves that about me, which give me even more reason to act incredibly loving and forgiving towards him. If I don't act in a loving and kind way to my husband and others my faith means nothing. Each day I live I want to show my husband deep and passionate love so that there will be no doubt in his life of how much God loves him.

I think I get so stuck in needing love from my husband and feeling neglected at times that I forget to just LOVE him and care for him. The more love I show my husband the more love he will show me. Don't get me wrong, my husband is very loving and he loves me very much...I am just incredibly needy at times and there really isn't anyone who would be able to give me what I need! :)

Last week I was down in the dumps, feeling lonely and feeling needy. This week I am starting off on a different foot by focusing on what my husband might need, and thinking about how much he does love me. It's a much brighter outlook.