“In beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love” (2 Corinthians 6:5-6)
The call of the Lord is to come into and live His love. Yes, we each suffer many things. What has the Lord suffered as He created this creation to watch it rebel against Him? Sometimes we become conditional in our life and because of circumstances, harbor bitterness. Rather than react in rebellion, come to the place where you love because you were first loved. God is love.
Lord, I can do nothing about what happens to me. Lead me to rejoice that You are with me every step of the way. Lead me in the truth of life, that You are love and have loved us so much that You gave Your only begotten Son that we may not perish, but be with You eternally. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may walk in the way of life and love now and forever.
Lord Jesus, You love us more than we can imagine. You even said that there is no greater love than that one would lay down their life for another. This is what You have done for each one of us. Lead me, Lord, to understand more fully the gift You have given me that I may respond and learn to love as You love. Teach me to love, Lord, that I may put You on and become like You. Amen.