…..And The Greatest of These is Love
Three things will last forever – Faith, Hope, and Love; and the Greatest of these is Love” –
1 Corinthians 13:13
My first blog post for 2015 discussed an activity that I’ve been doing the past couple of years which is to declare a particular word/theme for the year. Once I select the word/theme I meditate on it everyday throughout the year. I create a colorful poster with the word written in the center of it and have it hanging on my bathroom mirror, refrigerator and in my office. I pray that God opens my eyes and teaches me what He wants me to learn through a focus on and understanding of the theme I have chosen.
At the end of 2014 I prayed over what my “Theme for 2015” would be and God revealed two words to me. When I say that God revealed these words to me, I mean that He really revealed these words to me – everywhere I looked, in things I read, conversations I had with people, things I saw on TV, and what continued to come up in my spirit during my prayer and meditation time, were these two words consistently! Because I was obviously on a positive frequency with these two words, I realized that God was trying to speak to me through both of them. Therefore I couldn’t just choose 1 word…..I had to go with 2!
I didn’t reveal the words then, but I’m revealing the first one today and the other in a couple of months!!
To say that the word LOVE continuously came up in my spirit during the time that I asked God to reveal to me my Theme for 2015 is a huge understatement lol! I even found this sweater during a “random” shopping trip to the mall (I put the word “random” in quotations because I don’t believe in coincidences……..everything happens for reason!)
We tend to focus so much on Romantic Love that we tend to forget about the many other dimensions of Love. God is Love, is the Creator of love, created us in love, to experience love and to share love.
Since I have begun to look at more of my daily interactions, “goings-on” and activities through a new lens of love, I am more acutely aware of the many miracles that occur in my life on a daily basis 🙂
I plan to feature a couple more posts on love here throughout the year as new revelations are coming to me everyday through reading my Bible, mediation, prayer, and being Mindful of the many miracles that form the basis of my thriving existence here on earth.
The word LOVE is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible for a reason. We are called to Love! Scripture tells us that of the three things that will last forever, LOVE is the greatest of them all!!
I’ll end this post with an old Australian Proverb:
“We are just visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to LOVE…..and then we return home”.
Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter. Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership & Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.
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