Tuesday, March 25, 2014

love and serve.

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There is this great song by Chris Tomlin called I will follow. This song is based off scripture from the book of Ruth (1:6). Ruth in itself is an amazing story about love, loyalty, and God's faithfulness. Ruth is someone I could really stand to take a few notes from. There are 5 lines in the song I will Follow that really tugged at my heart the other day...

Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose,
I will follow you,
I will follow you,


You see the last three lines I have no problem with, it is the first two. Who you love, I'll love ... what can I say, people are hard to love...regardless I know god calls me to love them anyways. I can let multiple things get in the way of that. I can let past hurts, or present hurts reduce my ability to love others. I can let my own personal bad mood, or the fact that I just simply don't feel like it effect my willingness to love others. The same applies to serving others. I often let my own attitude become my worst enemy. So this week am I am going to work on loving and serving others the way Jesus would, not the way I would.

7 comments:

Leah said...

i know, i forget to realize that following Him is loving and serving just like He did. loved this christina.

17 Perth said...

So weird. I was literally just listening to that song! Love my pandora chris tomlin station. And boy oh boy can I relate to this. I am with you Christina...and today I will love like Jesus too---thank you so much for the reminder!

Jennifer Prod said...

this is such a beautiful post - i feel like i should reread it whenever i'm struggling to love someone that is making it difficult. the best thing about this, however, is how it shows your kind heart - it's truly inspiring :)

Amy Caudill said...

amen sister!!

Erica said...

I love this song! And you're so right. It's soooo simple to live like Jesus - but it's so hard! Dying to oneself and giving it all for Him to be like Him and pour ourselves out for others truly requires the Holy Spirit!

Elizabeth said...

so true! also, i love that light!!! it looks great in your house!

Allyssa said...

I love that song, too! I can totally relate to it being hard to love who He loves. Sometimes thats a real tough one. I'm so thankful the Lord is patient with us :)