So I've spent all week in an estimating sitework construction class in Nashville. I can't believe how much that I have forgotten since I took my last math class, you know before I quit college. All of the formulas and coeffiecents and theories that are because they just are. I really feel bad for the folks still in school (high school or college) that have to do this stuff for more than the week I had to.
So, as I questioned my self on a daily sometimes hourly basis "Do I know how to do this?", I really began to question what do I know how to do. I can't do math very well (I found that out this week), I can't work on my own car, I can't talk politics not that I really want to these days. I am not great at sports, As I complied this list of things I don't know how to do I came to the question "Do I know how to LOVE people?" "Do I know how to LOVE God?"
Now I know I love some people, I KNOW I LOVE my WIFE!!!, I know I love my parents, I know I love the child that Alison and I are going to adopt (even though I don't know who that is yet). But do I love PEOPLE, everyone I meet, everyone you meet, if God created them do I love them? Do I love them the way that God loves me?
God loves me UNCONDITIONALLY!!!! God loves me without me having to do anything!! Even if I chose not to love God, God loves me! How crazy is that. Which brings me to the title of my post, Do I know how to LOVE people the way that God loves them? Unfortuntally the answer most of the time is NO. I struggle. I fight with in my self about how I feel about people. The reason, it is so much easier to not care. It is easy to look the other way when we see people we would rather not.
And if all that were not enough, God not only loves people, he pursues us with His love. That's right God chases us down and know matter where we run and hide, He shows us how much He loves us. A sunrise/sunset, a walk through the woods, the beach (that is for you Alison) and just the fact that He alllows us to wake up each morning.
So the question is Do I know how to love people, and do I pursue them with the love of God.
The answer .......I working on it.
P.S. Go check out the song "Madly in Love with YOU" by Sean McConnell (try his website or iTunes)
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