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Recipe for Living in Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Of all the recipes available, one stands out among the rest.

Since June is the month of marriages—according to Hallmark and your local florist—it’s a good time to turn to God’s Word for guidance for living in love the way He intends. Whether we are newly in love or experiencing fifty years of love as I am, we all need to learn to love the way God taught us.

Second only to writing about Jesus’ love, cooking is my passion.  For those of you who need a specific recipe to follow, God knew your need. 

Add two heaping cups of Patience

Two hearts full of Kindness

Two hands Rejoicing in the Truth, (not delighting in Evil)

Two cups of Generosity, (without any Envy, Boasting, or Rudeness)

One large dish of Unselfishness, (not easily Angered, keeping no Records).

Always mix in several quarts of Protection, Trust, Hope, Perseverance.

Spread over your entire lifetime.

Bake in the Joy of our Lord.

Serve to everyone you meet.

If we need direction in a love relationship, God is ready to give it. If the road is rocky after the honeymoon is over, God wants to travel it with you. There are no storms in our love relationships too big for God to calm, soothe, and enrich if we turn to Him. He wrote you a love letter…your Bible…a personal message from Him to you.

Follow God’s recipe for love, and bask in the wonders of living.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Barbara Duncan

Barbara Duncan is a child of God who enjoys sharing her Christian faith with other folks. She is a licensed pastor serving in a small Pennsylvania church and a retired high school English teacher.  Precious Pearls of Faith, her second published work, was born out of her desire to share thoughts on faith with those who might have the same questions she does and the same desires to explore our beliefs in Jesus Christ.