1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I think that one of the thing I wished that this year could do forth for me is that I could have God’s love manifest out of my life to touched the lives of others. Those seemingly less privilege or grew up from being broken wishing they could be more. Love is but a word till people give it a meaning. Be it romantic love, friendships, family or just between people.
I did not exactly grew up in a really bad environment, but it was not a really good environment. I grew up yearning for love from my parents, thinking that my parents are always too busy for me. My parents were young when they had us, so they spend so much time trying to provide for us. Something that I did not understand when I was a kid.
In school, my thoughts always came in bits and pieces. No one could exactly get me. So I never had friends. I grew up isolated from people, and always drowned in my own thoughts. From that moment onwards, somehow I hated life. I was always bullied at school and eventually wanted to end my life.
Nobody could have given a powerful life changing testimony to show God’s love unless they had been through something that only God can deliver them. And I was somehow glad to have been through all this, so that I could be with my Father, and I could learn to love myself despite all the flaws I had. Knowing that in Him, I was made perfect.
Perfect love was shown to us in John 3:16. That when Christ came, I was set free from my chains and past. I am seemingly blessed enough to have experience, and no lack in my life. My parents loved me to provide for all my needs. I can be who I am in Christ and not be afraid. And I hope to use this love to bless people around me.
Apart from praying that God’s love will manifest out of my life to the people around me, I pray that..
- I will be slow to anger and slow to judge. But ready to listen and see from a God’s perspective to love others.
- I will set aside time to be less busy, be ready to listen to God’s redeeming grace that has been poured out into people’s life.
- I will be able to share God’s love in the ways that I know how. Abiding in His love, and live out 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 to the people around me.
Because love conquers, and all my life I desire to love like Him.