Love Is Patient
What Love Is
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Breaking It Down
My husband and I had a long conversation about this bible verse on Sunday. I’ve read this verse a thousand times before, but never really broke it into small pieces. If we get to break it down, we can actually practice love in the perfect way.
As you know I homeschool my four kids and although it’s not always easy, this is exactly what we all want. Anything that I find worthy I add to our daily school or just make it part of our lifestyle.
I decided to make it my mission over the next fourteen weeks to teach the kids not only to know the words of the verse, but to truly understand what it means to love and to be loved. Everything begins and ends with love. I feel if I can teach my kids this one thing, then I’ve done a great job as a homeschool mom.
This challenge counts mom and dad in. I don’t think we are ever too old or too mature to learn something new. As I always say, practice make perfect and we need time to practice new things.
Read it with me as individual lines and with new understanding over the next three months and let me know in the comments below what you think.
Love Is Patient
We expect people to be patient with us. We want others to treat us with a love patience, not an irritated love. How often do we get irritated in traffic? Or perhaps a thing that often happens to me. I wait for a child in the car because they have dance or something and I lie on my horn.
We get impatient with one another from the smallest little things all the way to more serious things.
I told the kids the opposite of patience is irritation. This way they know when they feel annoyed or irritated, they are not being patient. I’ve already failed during school today, but the good news is, I immediately knew I was impatient and could fix my attitude.
Making yourself aware of what’s going on is such a good place for growth.
I am excited about this new life lesson in our home. It can only grow us. I will let you know how our patience week went at the end of the week.
I hope you have a week filled with patience and love. One where everyone is understanding, never irritated or annoyed around you or towards you.
Much Love Marishka