Friday, August 3, 2007


I am exhausted.

You see, I've been doing a lot of rowing over the last few days. If that doesn't make sense, then I recommend you read a previous post of mine.

Recent events have caused me to go back and evaluate-to ask, how would Jesus handle the situation-from both perspectives.

And I found a passage in the Bible that really says it all, I think:

I Cor 13:4-8 (NKJV)- "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."

And I think if we were ALL to evaluate our every action against this passage of scripture, we'd definitely be the better for it. You see, love leaves no room for condemnation, anger, hate or bitterness. Love ensures that our interactions with others do not tear down, but build up. And love carries us-together-through the hard times.

The lyrics from a Hezekiah Walker song called "I Need You to Survive," are applicable, I think:

I Need you, you need me;
We're all a part of God's body.
Stand with me, agree with me;
We're all a part of God's body.

I'll pray for you, you pray for me;
I love you-I need you to survive.
I won't harm you, with words from my mouth;
I love you-I need you to survive.


SheGazelle said...

That passage in I Cor. is terribly humbling. I usually fall short.
Keep striving though- I'm pretty sure God sees and rewards the honest heart!

Katie Booker said...

Wow..Ms. Shegazelle, you sure are making your rounds on the blogs =) love ya!

Yes I have to agree that it seems so hard to follow every step of that scripture.
And that song is perfect! I can't think of a more fitting one!