Walk in Love

It’s 8:30 p.m. and I have a show on the DVR that I really want to watch.  A little girl gets up for the fifth time to tell me just one more thing.  Another one wants to tell me a riddle and then the crying from the nursery comes. I feel the frustration coming and selfishness rears its ugly head.

This is why I am desperate to spend time in His presence each day.  At moments like this His words come to mind.  Walk in love…Paul says in Ephesians.  I want to play dumb and ask what that even means, but I know. His Word is so clear.

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. – Ephesians 5:2 HCSB

This walk of love is selfless and sacrificial and sweet.  We are to walk as He walked.  We are to give our all – completely empty ourselves for the good of others and the glory of God.  We don’t simply serve until we are tired or tired of it.  When there is a need, even at the end of a long and weary day, we are to walk in love a little more.  Because that is what the Messiah did and our deepest longing should be to resemble Him.

Yes, that little girl can tell me one more thing.  I would love to hear a late night riddle.  And I will pick that baby up and rock her one more time.

I will walk in love and savor each step.

2 thoughts on “Walk in Love

  1. Beautiful! Mothering is such a short season. I’ve been reading a lot about savoring the moment. It’s a joyful way to live and it sounds like you are living in that place. I hear in your voice the love for your children and the mothering you give so freely.

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