Saturday, March 20, 2010

Walk in love...

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:1,2

The other night I had a girls game night.  We had so much fun.  I rarely win the game we were playing and was so close to winning and knew I could get that last card down and make big points. :) Well, it didn't happen.  I felt the way it ended was unfair and my attitude and words showed it.   Everyone went home and I was left with my thoughts and God speaking to my heart.  I knew my actions were  not right  and it grieved me.  Then yesterday I was studying for my weekly Bible study and read the scripture in Ephesians 5.  I looked up the meaning of some of the words in the Greek to better understand. I saw that to be an imitator of God meant that this was to be my lifestyle, not just now and again or when I feel like it. And to walk in love means to conduct one's self, to make one's way.  Wish I could take my actions back that night but I can't.  I am so glad for God's forgiveness as well as my family and friends.  I want my life to be a testimony to others.  I want them to see that life is so much better when we imitate God and walk in love.  I'm going to make sure those that played the game with me the other night know I am sorry that I was not loving.  Hmm, I think I will send them this blog.
How about  you?  Is your lifestyle one of love? 

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Unknown said...

AAAGH! Sounded like you were describing my competitive nature . . . Thanks for the reminder of our calling and His grace.

Love you much,