Pursue Love

I know the very best way to start off this New Year on the right foot. I have been praying about a situation for a while, in which I felt I have been wronged, asking the Lord what I should do about it. He gave me an answer this morning in my prayer time, and that’s what I’m passing on to you.

The most excellent way in any situation is the way of love. “Forgive and forget” was the Lord’s message. I should leave it in his hands and start the New Year with a clean slate. He is the best Advocate. Anything we put in his care is safe; we don’t have to worry about it. If God can’t take care of a situation, then who can?

I went to the Love Chapter of the Bible—1 Corinthians 13— and that’s where the answer was. In making a list of the descriptions of love, one stood out.

LOVE IS …

  • patient
  • kind

LOVE DOES NOT …

  • envy,
  • boast
  • delight in evil

LOVE IS NOT…

  • proud
  • rude
  • self-seeking
  • easily angered,

LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS

LOVE ALWAYS

  • protects
  • trusts
  • hopes
  • perseveres

LOVE NEVER FAILS

I don’t know what God will point out to you in the pursuit of love. For me, as of today, it is to keep no record of wrongs, to start 2013 with a clean slate. Really, that is what we should do every day. Start afresh! Start clean! Start with a forgiving heart!

 

keep no record

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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