Monday, January 24, 2011

Now what?

"May the love of God simply ooze out of me, that others will know His love." -SDB

I have my word ... loveprints what's the next step? How do I live it? What does it look like? How do I walk in love, each and every step, leaving loveprints on the lives of those I touch. How do I ooze? What is His love?

Digging deep, I'm heading straight to the source. The Word of God, filled to the brim with perfect love. Examples. Life lessons. The hows, whys, and yes I can do this encouragement that I need to step out and do it.

1 Corinthians 16:14 challenges me, in a good way, in the best way "Let all that you do be done with love." My God is good. He wouldn't give me something to do that was impossible in this life. Therefore, this must be possible. I must be able, wired, filled with a God given ability, to live it loud. To live love out loud each and every day!

God is love. His perfect love never fails. When I walk in love, He is with me! Goodness, do you know what this means? My faith is bubbling in eager expectation. This could change my life. Scratch that. This WILL change my life and the lives of everyone around me.

Step by step, I'm walking. Leaving little loveprints in my path. It's a journey. I'm not all the way there. To be honest, I would have to say I would give myself an F in the past for walking in love. No grading on the curve. No condemnation over here, only rejoicing in what is to come.

His hope. His life. His love. Filling me up. Imagine. Be encouraged today and blessed bunches as we splash in His love together.

"Let us love one another, for love is from God; and he who loves is born of God and is progressively coming to know and understand God." - 1 John 4:7


Jill - FNA Photography said...

AMEN! What is next? The best is yet to come! Oh yeah and a little pass it forward gift is on its way to you!

I love you Sarah! Hugs from here and if we get snow I promise to have Lexi take photos of me sledding and throwing a snowball at you!

:-) Give some love to all your boys and the new puppy for me!

Andrea said...

I have thought a LOT about your word, Loveprints! GOD has put me to the test with your love this weekend. I pray I was found faithful. One of my adult kids is struggling right now. If you think of him...please pray!


Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

Amen! Blessings to you, you lovely daughter of the King!



Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Ahhh. to be filled to the brim with the love of Christ - so full that we overflow in abundance!

Heather said...

Great word, loveprints. I feel God moving so much in my life these days since I lost Momma in october. He is making sure I have enough income to live and stay in our house which is what my older brother and I feel is best for me. I hope you are having a good day today!

Stephanie said...

Learning to really truly love people around me is something God has been speaking to me about these days... Glad to have run into your blog today!

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Kim said...

Beautifully put!
Let all of His children leave love prints everywhere we go.....thank you for an incredible challenge!

Sharon Kirby said...

I just have to say - that I love all the "loveprints" you leave in Blog Land.

Love can "step on me" all day long!!

Imagine what He's going to do this year! I can't wait to see it in your life...and in mine.


Jenn @ Spejory said...

I love the word "loveprints." To me it says: IMPACT. Only loveprints is prettier:-) To impact we need to act--big ways, small ways, it doesn't matter as long as we are walking with Him every day and doing our best to be His hands and feet. God will multiple our feeble efforts and bring an overwhelming harvest. I love this post, and I know God will bless you as you immerse yourself in His word.

Thanks for allowing me to splash with you today!


Laura said...

Yes...straight to the source! Beautiful, Sarah!