Living life full of love

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.  He loved us…”  Phil 5:2

Is it just me or do you also find it hard at times to live a life described as being filled with love?  I acknowledge that there are times I just do not feel very loving….times when I am running on lack of sleep, being over committed or feeling under appreciated and stressed out.  Those times, I admit, loving is not the word I would choose to describe myself.

And it is in those times that I find it the hardest to minister to our street friends.  I find it difficult to concentrate when I am listening to the same story for what seems like the 100th time.   Or when I feel like I’ve heard it all before and I feel myself slipping into a sense of hopelessness about it all.

It is during those times that I am acutely aware that I need to dig deep or more correctly….get on my knees and look up.  God’s word tells us to follow the example of Christ who loved us.  I am pretty sure that I have personally tried Christ’s patience through the years!  How many times have I come to Him with all my baggage, crying out to Him for the 100th time for help for the same struggles .  But does the Lord ever give up on me or feel hopeless about my situation?  I hope not!

I’m glad I don’t need to meet some standard in order to receive Christ’s grace and love.

-Erin

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