Most of all, love each other steadily and unselfishly, because love makes up for many faults.
1 Peter 4:8 (VOICE)
Sometimes God speaks through His best voice to me, my wife. Tonight, as we talked about the day and life, she asked, “Do you think we love well?”
I had to really think about it. My answer when I really get ground-level honest about it is, No. I like to think that I do, but on deeper inspection I fail miserable. I don’t want to be this person.
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8 (VOICE)
But, the revelation that I am getting is that I don’t have to pull from my small reservoir of love. Some days it’s all I can do to love my family when everything is falling apart. I have “Mr. Love” dwelling inside of me. When I realize that, love becomes the easiest thing I can do, because it’s not dependent on me to do the loving.
Now, when I have issues with the person or people I am supposed to love, that’s when I need Mr. Love to take over and do His thing. The verse above is the kicker. “…makes up for many faults.” including my own. OUCH
So, my takeaway is this: Christ’s love is better, stronger, and more stable than my love. All I am required to do is be a branch that is connected to the vine and allow His love to flow into and through me.
In the words of Todd White – “Become Love.”