30 April 2014

missing the mark

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NIV

Karin is far from patient
Karin is often but not always kind
at times she finds it difficult to avoid envy
Karin tries not to boast, except in her Lord
Karin struggles with pride 
Karin does not intentionally dishonor others
she is self-seeking more often than she'd like
is too easily angered
sadly keeps record of wrongs she would rather erase
Karin does not delight in evil 
she rejoices with and hungers for truth
she protects what she loves
is learning to trust
always hopes
sometimes gives up, sometimes perseveres
Karin regularly fails

He is love. He created me in His image.
His Word describes in detail what love is.
I fall far short of the mark
and depend on His abundant grace
a gift beyond price

my prayer is that His glory is revealed
even in my imperfection

walking with Emily and the forgiven imperfect



diana said...

This is brilliant, Karin. And right on!! Thank you.

Denise said...

Wonderful post.

Anonymous said...

This is a poignant re-write of a profound truth .. thank you for your honesty. It has me evaluating my own heart against this passage.

Beth Stiff said...

Wow. I loved this Karin. It really spoke to me as I approach my journey through the Love Dare. Next up is how love is not selfish. Something I'm realizing I need to pray to God for help in. You shared this so beautifully. Blessings.

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