The Greatest of These Is Love…

DenmanElaine 240x300Today is no special day, so to speak. Today is just an ordinary day in which I woke up, talked to God awhile, talked to my husband while drinking coffee, began to look over the schedule of the day – again asking God to enter each event, and then began the race determined by the ticking of the clock. There are people, places, events, appointments and lists that consume the minutes. There is sitting, standing, walking, driving, and laying down throughout the day. The mind is busy, distracted, thinking, multi-tasking, wandering, and the emotions of the heart are light, heavy, overwhelmed, joyful, disappointed, surprised and all over the map (we are women aren’t we?). All this activity makes it a very busy, normal, and typical day. We fall in bed exhausted only to get up in the morning to do it all over again. Can you relate?

What I just described is true but it is just our human perspective. It is not the totality of who we are. Yes, we may have done all those things today. We may even fall in bed exhausted from them. But there is never a day that is “just an ordinary day” for us. What makes the difference?

“Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” I John 4:16b.

Today I walked with God, because I lived in love. Today God lived in me, because I lived in love. That makes today, and every day, a very special day indeed. God was present! He participated in all my activities. He knew my thinking and my feeling. He loved on me all day long because I’m His daughter. Does that mean I did everything right, thought all good thoughts, had only positive emotions? Not likely. What it does mean is that nothing trumps love. Not mistakes, bad moods, negative attitudes or busy schedules. That’s called living and as long as we are living in love, we are with God and He is with us. Love motivates, teaches, encourages and grows us. It is because we love God today in our busyness, we will get up in the morning and do it all over again. In fact, we can anticipate tomorrow for it is when we will once again be able to be together with God in all we do. I can’t wait!!

Challenge: take a minute today or tomorrow to stop and know the presence of God with you. It may be in your most frustrating moment or it may be in your most peaceful one. It matters not because He’ll be there in both.

Looking forward to seeing you in April at Women Walking with God!