Representing Love.

When you read through the New Testament it is easy to see that being a Christ-follower is all about love. Love for God and love for other people.

Love is the focus of the
Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

The apostle Paul gave a pretty elaborate description of this kind of love in his letter to the Corinthians.

a challenging exercise to see how you are doing on representing God's love to the world around can insert your name every place where the word "love" appears. None of us are completely there yet, but this is exactly what the Holy Spirit is working towards in our hearts and lives.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4Love [Joshua] is patient, love [Joshua] is kind.
It [Joshua] does not envy, it [Joshua] does not boast, it [Joshua] is not proud.
5It [Joshua] is not rude, it [Joshua] is not self-seeking, it [Joshua] is not easily angered,
it [Joshua] keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love [Joshua] does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7It [Joshua] always protects, [Joshua] always trusts, [Joshua] always hopes,
[Joshua] always perseveres.

Give it a try. Let it stretch you as you think about
representing God's love.