I first need to apologize for taking an entire week off from this series without any notice. Sometimes in life, we all need a mental break and we just have other things keeping us on the go. That my friends, is exactly what happened this past week, but I am back stronger than ever and ready to bring the wise words from my best pal Jesus to you! Todays topic is talking all about what to do when we feel like we are unloved and what happens when we neglect Jesus and the fact that he needs our love too.
I happened to have bought Missy Robertson’s workbook/bible study book that goes right along with her book Blessed, Blessed, Blessed not knowing that I needed to have both books in order to work through the bible study workbook. However, after reading the first couple of pages in the book, I realize that even though we see these well dressed/put together families and or people in society as perfection or as “goals,” it doesn’t mean that they have their lives put together. In her book, the first chapter is all about the differences between Missy and Jases’s families growing up, but yet the Lord still let them put their family difference’s aside and they created a beautiful relationship and eventually started a loving and amazing family of their own. It took love to create that bond and to create the family they now have.
1 Corinthians 13 is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible because it describes the characteristics of Love. Verses 1-7 are some of my favorite verses in the chapter because it talks about why having love in your heart is so important. 1 “If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging symbol.” 2 “If I have (the gift of) prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.” 3 ” And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.” These verses are very relatable especially in todays society and world. If we are giving are everything into helping others or doing things and we even have all of the faith in the world, but yet we do all of that in hatred and with a horrible attitude, we will receive nothing in return for all of those good deeds we have done all because our attitude was poop. I think that in todays society, people just do good things to receive the credit and attention, they don’t do the good deeds because they see that someone needs help or because they know that they can make a difference.
In the same chapter from before, I want to know look at verses 4-7, because even though we now understand why we need to have love, we still don’t understand what characteristics create the emotion, action, or word love. 4 ” Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, it is not boastful, it is not conceited,” 5 “does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs.” Okay so pause in our verses, these verses are really great examples of how us as a Christian church is supposed to act all of the time. We are not supposed to be mean and inappropriate or keep a record of our wrongs or even others wrongs. So, onto the next two verses! 6 “(Love) finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.” 7 “(It) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I think these last two verses are a perfect representation of what people go through in life as a Christian and even as any person no matter what you believe in. People who don’t necessarily agree with inappropriate things or honestly, just things that you don’t agree with, most likely wont find any joy in those things they don’t agree with, but yet they will rejoice when things they do agree with happen. I also really love verse 7 because life in general is hard; we lose people, we have heartbreaks, we make mistakes, we experience things that are hard, but yet love is the one thing that can conquer all of it!
Love is powerful and it is a very powerful weapon that people take for granted. I think a lot of people underestimate the power of loving someone, they will take that persons emotions for granted and they take their hearts for granted as well. They don’t see the power of taking someone’s heart refuge and then not caring for that persons heart. So, with that information in your hands, I ask that you take 1 Corinthians 13 with you as you walk the halls or streets of your school, work, town, etc. Keep in mind how delicate every persons heart is, no matter how strong they say they are or how strong they act. A heart is one of the most delicate body parts and it takes a lot of people to take care of it. Yes, it is one body and one heart, but people can care for a heart just like they can break a heart.
If you are feeling unloved, just remember that God loves you and that there are people who love you!
Peace Out- Kiley