Love your neighbor as yourself
Sunday, July 06, 2008
I was thinking about that scripture. How manyof us use that scripture to preach about how we should love each other??? It is very easy to forget about the part that says we love them "AS" we love ourselves.
It takes courage to finally take the steps necessary to do this. To finally do something differently than before. To begin to eat healthy and exercise. To say, "no" to junk foods most of the time. All of this is loving ourselves.
God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to die for us. That love is incredible. Don't let that love go to waste. Love yourself enough to do what you know will help you live longer.
It brings glory to God every time we eat right. It brings glory to God each time we take the step to exercise everyday. I want to finally find the courage to love myself so I can love others better.
We are not yet where we will be, but because of that, we press on. Even when we stumble. I will find the strength today to do what I know to do. Some days that seems impossible. Those are the days I must look to Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He who created us, knows the key to getting us through this race.