August 7, 2011
By being patient, not envious and forgiving, you are loving not just the people you want to love but also the people who can't love you back.
Point 1: Patience
Point 2: Not Envious
Point 3: Forgiving
What are we saying? That the real score of life isn’t how much money you have, how much education you have, how good looking you are, how nice your clothes are. The bottomline, real score of life is how much you love.
In 1 Corinthians 13, the first description of this greatest thing on earth—Love—is patience.
Learn that the antidote to impatience is trust.
Patience comes from a deep trust in God’s Love.
Many times, you’re impatient because you take matters in your hands. If you want to be patient, learn to take matters into God’s hands.
1 Corinthians 13 says Love does not envy…
The root of all Envy is Emptiness. Envy isn’t about the other person. Envy is always about a deep dissatisfaction with yourself.
The antidote, gratitude for God’s Love.
Learn to celebrate your abundance and other people’s abundance.
1 Corinthians 13 says that Love does not keep a record of wrongs.
The key is knowing how much God has forgiven you. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. In this series we encourage you to develop a forgiving attitude. Because you live amidst imperfect people.