Let all that you do be done with love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14
This is something I struggle with…doing things with love. I tend to do things because I have to…or feel obligated…or just want to keep the peace. So, I do things…but not always with love. More like with resentment, bitterness, anger and just a little touch of martyrdom. Okay, so it’s not that extreme…but, my attitude is not always as it should be.
I thought of this as I was rocking Ella just a couple of nights ago. It was 9:00 p.m. and well past her bedtime. But, she had a cough that kept waking her up. I must admit, at first, I was annoyed. This was my down time…my sit on my behind and watch non-cartoon television time. Yet, as I rocked her and kissed her chubby cheeks…I knew that I needed to take it all in because it would not last forever. I needed to rock that baby with love…no matter what time it was…no matter how tired I was…
Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; is not boastful; is not conceited; does not act improperly; is not selfish; is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs; finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends… – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8