Putting My Life In Perspective: One Word Describing My Relationship With God

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God knows why I chose this question. First I have to define the word LOVE , yes love. You see in order to understand people we must first understand love. One of my favorite Bible verses since I have been young is 1 Corinthians 13 4-7. It talks about all aspects of love in 3 verses. It is not proud or boastful, it does not dishonor nor is it self-seeking. It does not get easily angered and keeps no record of wrong doing. It does not like evil and darkness but is joyful in the truths. It protects others, trusts others, hopes for the best and completes itself with continued perseverance. Imagine trying to memorize that verse when you were 8 years old. I memorized it and said it out loud so much my mom would politely say, "Sshhhhhh that is enough." When I would get upset I would repeat it like a broken record. When they began to print the verse instead of me being creative and writing it by hand and posting it to a wall, I purchased a beautiful print and framed it.

My life growing up evolved around those three verses of course in the real world reality does set in and when you get your heart broken for the very first time, you realize that life isn't always so nice. But the word Love and the biblical definition kept my life in perspective. When I would get mad I knew that love would prevail because it is not easily angered. When people do not understand why you believe in God do you think it is our right to judge them? Absolutely not. But embracing them and not attacking them is love. I have always been a very humble person and never thought of myself as beautiful. Those words were said many times to me throughout the years, but to me all people are beautiful that is what I was taught. I can see beauty in everything around me because love is not boastful or proud nor is it self-seeking. Many can't understand how I can forgive those people who have wronged me for whatever reason but it is love that is instilled in me.

Growing up with 3 younger sisters there were plenty of hardships and plenty of responsibility in our home. Yes I turned my back on God more then many people would; because as a young adult I wanted to have fun and I did not want to go to church. Mom never pushed us when we were trying to find ourselves she knew what she had instilled, but eventually God was tugging at my heart strings with a reminder of that word. When I started to become self-seeking through my early 20s that framed verse was looking me in the face and I could hear a faint voice reminding me of what Love really was.

You see love comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and things that we cannot see and what we can see. Love cannot be described but is a feeling when I talk to people, I am around people or cuddling an animal in my arms. My heart feels with glee and races anxiously to give what is in my heart.

Through the years 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 has always been my perspective on life and in one word LOVE describes all of who I am and what I feel about everyone around me. I would not change who I am for anyone, but would be happy to spread some love to those who would reach out and just take it. Love is a beautiful word if you understand it, acknowledge it and embrace the complete meaning of it. My relationship with God is only one word LOVE.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Beautiful message AE...LOVED IT!

That is really nice - reminds me of how I would always post reminders of things I loved around my desk. Pin photos - ticket stubs..things like that. They helped me get through the days that were not so fun...I focused on those pictures - the big picture! All the things I was working for:) lol

Excellent hub:)


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

AEvans, this is beautiful. So many people claim to know love but they refuse to share their love. I remember feeling like not going to church. God tugged on my heart, too. Like many, my husband and I had these verses read at our wedding. A very poignant hub! Thanks for sharing your perspective. It is one that is much needed in this world. Votes and shared! :-)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

RealHousewife: I do that too! lolo! I am glad you loved it and I thank you for enjoying it. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sholland10: Thank you so much. God does have a way of doing that and 1 Cor. 13 4-7 is my all time favorite! :)


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Absolutely beautiful. To love unconditionally is the greatest love of all. What a gentle reminder of just how meek we need to be to have the grace of God in our hearts. Thank you for this amazing article.

Votes and Shared for me as well!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Rusticliving: I am speechless by your beautiful comment and God's grace is awesome! Thank you for reading. :)


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome Hub, voted up and liked. I support your statement that love comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and things that we cannot see and what we can see.I have personally experienced it coming from unexpected people and places.


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elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Fantastic- I enjoyed that, what an amazing child you were , it is so good for me tor read this article, it makes me remember what it is all about reading your article -thanks


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Great piece here AEvans and it's great to know that you have since childhood instilled in you those beautiful words written in the book of 1 Cor. 13 4-7 your favorite.

I grew up in the islands and there were always verses of scriptures those parents in the islands would use because of the way it resonated in them from their parents , so the came around and did the same thing.

Then came Robert Nestor Marley with his songs and he used so many familiar verses from the Bible in his songs, it became sort of an anthem with the parents. But better still, the children themselves they got addicted to Bob's music and those words became their anthem , words to live by.

Words like man to man is so unjust, children you don't know who to trust.

The Bible said in Psalms 119:105 that thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Keep up the good work, God is great.

Bless.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Anamika S: Love does come in all shapes.sizes, colors and things love is amzing isn't it? :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

elle64: Thank you. I was quite and shy little girl, but mom instilled so much in all of us and that is what I am so grateful for. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Sky9106: Bob Marley is one of my favorite reggae artist and is words he sang were priceless. I still listen to him and his music I am sure the parents of the Island were amazing parents. Psalms 119:105 is also a wonderful scripture. Thank you for enjoying a little piece of my world. It was a wonderful question.:)


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savanahl 4 years ago

Very nice hub. That is also my favorite verse. Thanks for inspiring us with your story.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

If I were to define God with one word, this one is definitely one to consider. Since God is love, then love is eternal as well.

My favorite verse is: Be still and know that I am God.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

A lovely message, and although I am not religious in the usual sense, I agree that God is love. I particularly like this part of the verse you quoted.

"It does not get easily angered and keeps no record of wrong doing.”

Love keeps no record of wrong doing - if we could remember only that, what a difference it would make to how this world is.

Thanks for the reminder.


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YvetteParker 4 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

Your story so beautifully epitomizes the very essence of the 1Cor 13: 4-7 LOVE verses! Thank you so very much for writing and sharing this wonderful article with us, AEvans!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

savanahl: It is always nice to meet another person who loves that verse too. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

homesteadbound: That is a wonderful verse too! Yes love is eternal and runs so deep.:)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Melovy: One day I hope the world is just like it is written, we can only hope and believe it will. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Yvette Parker: I enjoyed writing it and what a wonderful question! It is also amazing how one word can turn into over 600,lolo! It is my favorite verse and who I am with others. Thank you for appreciating it. :)


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talford 4 years ago from U.S.A.

No wonder I like you so much.

Good hub.

Tom


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

talford: Thank you! This definitely put my life into perspective in one word. :)

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