Defining Love

What is Love?

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.
Love never fails

What is Love

“..Love is patient,…”
If you or I are understanding with
People’s faults and stand by despite them.
If you or I who do not expect and demand
things of others and puts demands or expectations on them.
If You and I do not mind waiting for something so that
you and someone else can accomplish your and their goals together.
To be PATIENT that is what love is.

“love is kind, it does not envy,…”
When you or I give grace, mercy
and show a smile or tell some encouraging words to
brighten their dreary cold day.
When you or I have know someone who has
triumphant or gained something we should
l rejoice and celebrate with them and not hold
it against and resist you for it.
To be KIND and not ENVY that is what love is.

“it does not boast, it is not proud,…”
When you or I have done something we would
give the glory to God and declines from giving the
glory, honor, and praise to ourselves.
We never would say come see what
I did and I am better than you.
We would say look how our heavenly Father has
blessed us in all that He has done for me.
To not be BOASTFUL or PRIDEFUL that is what love is.

“It is not rude,…”
We would always put another before own self.
We would never impose or intrude.
We would never harm another in any way.
To not be RUDE that is what love is.

“It is not self seeking,…”
We would not seek out praise, honor, and glory,
we would not long for the spotlight,
we would not long for the glorification of self.
We would seek to praise and give glory
and encouragement to others and God.
We would long to know how to help others
and will sacrifice it is own self for others.
To be not self seeking that is what love is.

“It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong….”
We would not hold grudges.
We should forgive and forget.
We would wipe all wrongs and keep all rights.
We would not be enraged by the events of the day.
We would leave the past in the past and heads on to the future.
To be not be ANGERY or be SCORE KEEPERS that is what love is.

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth….”
We would be sadden and heart broken by lies and
we would long for that day when all will see it is shinning light of freedom.
When that day there we will have great rejoicing
and celebration in the freedom of which only comes from the truth.
To delight in the TRUTH and be massagers of the TRUTH that is what love is.

“It always protects,…”
We would will never harm anyone or thing,
we would be a tower of refuge,
we would be a place of safety and security,
we would be shelter from the cold, the storm and the world.
Take comfort in love’s PROCTECTION for that is what love is, love PROCTECTS.

“always trusts,…”
We would never stab anyone in the back with
we would never use our tongues for gossiping or
talking behind people’s back.
We would never suspects anything or one.
We would take people at their word.
We would mean what it says and says what we mean.
We would be loyal and honest and never lie.
To be TRUSTWORTHY and TRUSTING that is what love is.

“always hopes,…”
We would never gives up or in.
We would never stop believing or lose faith.
We would never quit and throw in the towel.
We would be the quite voice saying hanging in there
do not give up, you can do it, you can make it,
God’s on your side so who can be against you.
Do not lose heart, hope floats.
To be HOPEFUL and givers of HOPE that is what love is.
“always perseveres. Love never fails….”
If we would be determined, motivated.
If we would be tenacious,
we would survive,
we would triumph and victorious,
we would always remain and never leave you ever.
To PRESERVE to ENDURE, to be DETERMINED, and to be
TENACIOUS that is what love is.

To be patient,
to be kind, and not to envy,
to not be boastful or proud,
to not be rude,
to not be self seeking,
to not get angry or hold grudges,
to rejoice in the truth,
to be hopeful and be givers of hope,
to have endurance and perseverance
this is what love is.
I Corinthians 13: 4 – 8

About Heartfelt Meditations

I am a published author and was published in 2011. My passions in writing involves my journey through motherhood, my faith and my love for America and our history. I live in Louisiana bur am from Texas.
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