Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"I love you more than..."

There's this game we play that goes something like this...
"I love you"
"I love you more"
"I love you more than chocolate chip cookies"
"I love YOU more than snow days"
"I love you more than..."

On and on it goes.
Now if you're loved more than broccoli or homework that's not so great BUT if you are loved more than coffee (from me) or ice cream (from the kids) now that is really something!!

I'm realizing that this is also something I want to say and act towards my God.
"I love You more than holding this grudge."
"I love You more than treating others the way they've treated me."
"I love you more than this hurt, need for revenge, or following the desires of my own heart."

This is no game.
This is how God asks me to live my life, to love Him more than my own desires; to follow His commands more than my own intuitions or understanding.

To say with the actions of my life that "I love You more than myself."

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Becky, wow! I love you more than doing things my own way, holding a grudge, I love you more than my own selfish desires. This is so good! Thanks for putting in this perspective.