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.
Love never fails.
Today i really enjoyed service where adrian visited our church, invited by jiawei. I realised alot of things that i need to improve on. Haha just wanna share it here and hope it helps anyone who's reading this blog.
We are chosen to fellowship together.
Firstly, we need to admit that we need each other, we need help from others and also don't forget that others need our help at times too. But why isit so difficult for us to admit our need for each other? One of em' is pride, where we don't want to show others that we need their help. Secondly, we need to learn to commit to each other. Loving the person for who he/she is, no matter what. You must also be there for each other.
Next, another interesting point, respecting each other. We need to be tactful not just truthful. Yes, we gotta be truthful to each other but maybe in a tactful way. For example: If your wife's cooking isn't that nice on that particular day, you should not say that, "Dear, your cooking is horrible." I guess, this would be pretty hurtful for her. But instead maybe try saying it this way, "Well dear, i appreciate your cooking but maybe you could add a lil more of salt to make it taste better." See the difference? haha. And by respecting each other there must also be understanding not be demanding. To be gentle and not judgmental, its not for us to judge. Most importantly, be polite and not rude.
Fourth point, support each other. Having tender hearts towards each other, meaning to be frank with each other. Remember confession is good for the soul? :) Hmm, we gotta have humble minds too. This is what i am struggling with i think, gotta change. Normally, the world would be jealous when you are happy, but we should learn to share each other's happiness and not get upset or jealous of it. The saying goes like that, when sadness is shared, it will become half, but when joy is shared it will become DOUBLE JOY! WOOHOOO! HAHAHA. :p
Fifth point, to get along with each other, unity is needed, like seriously. Leaning on the mind of Christ and also laying down human weapons. You might ask, what's human weapons? Its words that you use, it is as sharp as a double edged sword. Words are very powerful thing, it may either bring people up or even tear people down. So choose your words carefully and think before you talk. Instead we should use spiritual weapons, which is forgiveness. Let's forgive like how God forgave our sins, and forgive for God's sake! :)
Be patient with each other, and it will help us to improve on our perspective. We will learn to listen first before responding. It might also costs us a lot of time, but its all worth it. "Patient is a virtue which carries a lot of WAIT."
Lastly, we need to be honest to each other because honesty builds trust and strengthens relationship. One single lie is enough to cause doubt and destroy the whole relationship/friendship.
Okay, that's all for today. It may be a lil' long but hope you guys learn something out of it. And i know its not easy to do it, but let's try do to it kays! Toodles!:)