What is Love?

filed under: I Am Servant on February 14, 2013

God answered the question for us over and over again.  I have heard it a million times, but have I really listened?  I just wanted to share a little trick a friend taught…

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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7  New International Version (NIV)

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Now, replace the word LOVE with your name.

Amanda is patient, Amanda is kind. Amanda does not envy,  does not boast,  is not proud.   Amanda does not dishonor others,  is not self-seeking,  is not easily angered, and keeps no record of wrongs.   Amanda does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.   She always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

I dont know about you, but that humbles me and inspires me simultaneously.  I cant say with honesty that I am any of those things.

God calls us to be love.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Faith Hope Love
While Valentines Day is commonly called a man-made holiday, I do appreciate the idea that we are given an opportunity to show love to others.

Even if we dont spend one cent, just try and be love to others today.  Replace your name in 1 Corinthians, then model it.  You could be giving someone a priceless gift.

I know that is what I am going to focus on, as well as trying to be an example for my kids!

May your day be blessed and full of faith, hope, and love.


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  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    I love this. xo

  • this is lemonade says:

    Very inspiring and challenges me today, thank you Amanda! I heard a similar trick – first substitute in God for love, because God is love. He first modelled love to us and we love because he first loved us 🙂
    Have a blessed faith-full, hopeful and love-filled day too! X

  • Kimi says:

    That’s awesome

  • Kelsey says:

    What a beautiful Valentine’s Day post!

  • Heather says:

    wow. just wow. what a wake-up call, thank you for sharing this idea – it made me think so much, and also gave me such a sense of accountability. Every day in this world is such a war – fighting against the world’s ‘me me me’, selfish messages – that is not how God wants us to live. Thank you so much for this awesome post, to me personally it was life-changing. Never underestimate your words to others (whether spoken, or via online nowadays) – it really can be life altering, and I thank you. I believe God is using you and this blog <3 sending much love from Halifax, Nova Scotia 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Heather! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read. I am happy to meet you! 🙂

  • Milli @Milliskitchen says:

    This is really beautiful. It’s really made me stop and think, to pause on each statement and ask myself what I can do to better myself. Very true and humbling, thank you.

    • Amanda says:

      Hope your day is blessed!

  • Migdalia - @MsLatina says:

    What a great reminder of who we can be when we stand rooted in Him. Thank you Amanda. I needed this today.

  • Shah Dixon says:

    That was awesome. I came to your site for the I am baker. It had been over a year and I could not remember the site. I was on another site and saw I am baker and clicked on it. When I sa2 I am servant I clicked on it out 8f curosity. The Love Post was awesome

  • Lora @cakeduchess says:

    you’re awesome. I love this and you.

    • Amanda says:

      Right back at you beautiful. 🙂

  • patricia says:

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for novice blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

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