I am on a road trip to the mountains of Colorado with my mom, dad and aunt from Texas. Have you ever been to Colorado when the Aspen trees are at their peak, bears are active, moose are roaming the woodlands, possibly a sighting of bighorn sheep, elk, buffalo, and the pasturelands are not covered by snow? Me neither. My camera is charged and ready to zoom in on some animals. The anticipation is high, and the excitement of building memories with family is even greater.
The goal is to make the most of these priceless memories and cherish each moment we have together. On Wednesday nights, we have begun a study entitled “Love Revolution.” A revolution is a turn around.4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. (1 Cor. 13:4-8 NIV)
Does that text of verses sound like you or the ones that you would choose to go on a road trip together? Could you imagine being with people that possess those qualities? Could you imagine being the type person that when others think of those traits, they think of you? Do you need a turn around? Be intentional about turning into love. When we become a part of the Love Revolution, anticipation of God’s expectations can become reality.
Don’t give up. Let’s continue striving to represent Him in all we do. Even if others don’t represent Him, try not to allow that to get you down and have the stinking thinking that it’s not worth it. Representing Him is ALWAYS worth the cost.