Do everything in love. – (1 Corinthians 16:14, NIV)
Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do. – (1 Corinthians 16:14, TPT)
Let love prevail in your life, words, and actions. – (1 Corinthians 16:14, VOICE)
Can you imagine what the world would be like if we all allowed love and kindness to be the motivation behind all that we do? Though we cannot change the entire world’s perspective, we can live out love right here and now in our own households, workplaces, and communities. Each time we let love prevail in what we say and do, we are allowing others to see glimpses of the love of God. It is a joy to be around those who operate accordingly, and a motivation to do likewise. The more we choose love, the more we truly see and hear one another. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us in His love in all that we say and do, so that love prevails in our lives.
Lead us in love, Lord,
In all that we do;
May our words and deeds,
Point straight back to You.
Your love and kindness,
Forever prove true;
Shows us what to do.
Help us to listen,
To follow Your lead;
So all’s done in love,
Each word, thought, and deed.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to live Your love in all that we say and do. Thank You that You sent Your Son to model this perfectly for all. Forgive us for every word and action that has not conveyed love. Teach us to trust and follow Your leading, so that we may demonstrate love in all that we say and do. Show us to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You as they experience the goodness and fullness of Your loving kindness extended to us all. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to live out Your love in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13