Sep 28, 2016
True Love, God-Love, does not rejoice when someone else fails or becomes jealous when someone else succeeds. Love rejoices.
Have you ever been in a situation where you are working hard at chasing your dreams only to see someone else reach theirs much quicker? We don’t know what it took them to get there. We don’t know the sacrifice or work they invested. But from our perspective, it sure looks like it was a lot easier and a lot faster than what we have experienced! Have you been there? I have. In those times, it’s easy to get jealous. It’s easy to (secretly!) wish that something bad would happen or that they would hit an obstacle like we have been hitting. But that’s not how Love works, at least not God-Love. Our One Verse today comes from 1 Corinthians 13:6 and teaches us that Love never rejoices in evil. It doesn’t secretly hope that something bad happens to someone else. God-Love rejoices. It rejoices with others. It rejoices in Truth. We need to constantly remind ourselves that God’s Love is not scarce. Blessings in another person’s life does NOT mean less for us. God’s Love is abundant. We can, and should, rejoice with others even when we are in the midst of chasing after our own dreams. Go and Love others and rejoice with them today.
One Verse is a short, free podcast devotional designed to help you grow closer to God through less than 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Consistency trumps intensity. When it comes to working out, eating healthy, or managing our finances, consistency always trumps intensity. We reach our major life goals through small, purposeful steps taken daily. The same is true in our spiritual lives. I truly believe you will grow closer to God by spending just 5 minutes a day with Him versus cramming in an hour once a month. The One Verse Devotional is here to help take away the barriers of spending time with God. Now, during your workout, drive to work, or even shopping for groceries, you can invest in your spiritual life.