DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.
Everything? What would that actually look like?
First, I would wake in love, regardless of the early hour, with my gaze guided to God, and my heart overflowing with gratitude for the gift of another day. As my first waking hour is spent seeking Him, love songs for my Savior ought to be what resounds in my heart and mind.
Preparations for my day would then be packed with prayer and petition before the Prince of Peace. My drive to my destination would be done in love, despite other drivers. I would display not disdain for drivers who cut me off, but rather offer loving words, lifting all others before Him – praying for His presence and peace to permeate their hearts, minds and vehicles. At work or out and about, my heart would wield to His every word and extend each encouragement that He invites me to offer.
When my cherubs fight, my response would be correction and redirection delivered in love that reveals His light, with frustration and irritation far from me…
Cleaning would come with calm adoration and thanks for His provision of our place. Meals would be masterfully made with the sole desire to nourish all who partake.
At the end of the day, my heart would be full to overflowing as I had remained aware of His love through every moment that I have drawn breath.
What if my love for Him could be displayed as often?
No, I am not there yet… There are amazing moments, that I feel by His grace, His pleasure to be present with me. Thankfully, He loves unlike us. His love is constant and incorruptible. It is not swayed by the happenings in a day, rather it is an eternal choice to love His created.
Dear Heavenly Father, my desire is to do everything in love. Please teach me Your ways O Lord, that I might love like You. May my heart be held in Your hands so that I am forever changed to become a clearer reflection of You and Your great love. Search my heart and change that which dulls or hides Your reflection. Teach us to breathe in Your grace and exhale Your loving kindness in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present