Daily Devotional 6-26-15

Love Is

Love is being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without becoming impatient.

Love is actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward others while looking for ways to encourage them.
Love is a daily choice to resist the needless moments of conflict that comes from responding to minor offenses. 
Love is being lovingly honest and humbly approachable in times of misunderstanding.
Love is being more committed to unity and understanding than winning the argument or having to be right.
Love is admitting your sin, weakness or failure and resisting the temptation to make excuses or blame others.
Love is being willing to examine your heart and life when someone confronts or corrects you rather than getting defensive and proud.
Love is offering to others that which is unselfish and mature.
Love is never angry except toward sin.
– to be continued
– Paul Tripp