Clothed with Grace: What Love is:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What Love is:

Mornings at our house can go one of two ways. Either Grant gets out of bed on his own and comes and finds me in the bathroom getting ready, or I have to wake him up. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude which morning is the easier of the two.

Recently we had a very rough morning.  Grant had been up late the night before, because I had choir and praise team practice and Brian was out of town, so Grant had to come along. The next morning he did not want to get up, get dressed, brush his teeth, etc.  I was sooo frustrated. Starting the day that way with Grant is the pits!

In retrospect I realize he was up late because of me, but at the time I just kept thinking, "Just work with me here kid!" I also thought about how I start the day. I get up early, have time for my bible study, coffee and breakfast, then I get ready.  If I had to get up and jump into action right away, I don't think I'd be very happy either. I love Grant so much, but I'm sure he didn't feel that way when I was busy trying to get him dressed and out the door.

It made me think about the characterics of who God is.  I went back and re-read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. For your information the original word for "love" here "agape." This isn't a sexual love or brotherly love. It's the very love we recieve from God and the very nature of who God is. Take a minute to read the passage below, but instead of saying "love" say "God."

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."

I know that as a human I am not capable of loving the way God does, but I sure do a better job of being patient and kind. God loves us in spite of all of our weaknesses. The next time I'm in a difficult situation with Grant, or anyone else for that matter, I want to try to love how God does and let that be what shines through. 

One of my readers recently wrote a post about Jesus' love for us, hop on over and check it out!


I'm crazy about today's combo. I score this skirt for $4, new with tags, from thredUP (use this link to get $10 off your first order). I wasn't sure about a top, but tried the polka dots and love it.  I might freeze today with bare legs, but this just didn't look right with tights.  Hurry up, spring!


Cardigan: NY and Co. similar
Shirt: F21 same
Skirt: Merona similar via thredUP (use this link to get $10 off your first order)
Necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
Bracelets: chloe + isabel  c/o same
Watch: Wristology same c/o Get 25% off
Heels: Target same



19 comments:

  1. The polka dot top and floral skirt go together so well! And the cardigan pulls it all together. Great look!

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  2. These look fabulous together! What a great skirt!

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  3. I am just coming back to the whole blogging world and I am SOO glad you are still here. Of course you are still looking as beautiful as always!

    -Mallory
    www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

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  4. Love that outfit! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  5. Love that outfit! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  6. Ok, so first of all I love EVERYTHING about this outfit. From the accessories to the print mixing to all of the colors. This is a great transitional outfit as well.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  7. nice combo!!I like this outfit
    kisses

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  8. I love the polka dots and floral. That's one of my favorite combos:) Loving like God is such a great thing to keep in mind. I definitely need to try to do that more, too:)

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  9. Love this outfit on you. Beuaitul florals, I am all about florals, and the cardigan is such a lovely shade and I love the flower detail!
    Have a great day!
    from the link up, please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  10. What a fantastic bright colourful outfit Ginny, love the floral skirt and the colour combination. Your posts are always so challenging. Sometimes it's hard to love our friends, never mind our enemies!!

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  11. Such a pretty outfit! Love the print mixing, the florals and polka dots are perfect together!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  12. Love this look and thanks for sharing my post!

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  13. Lovely skirt and for $4! Wow, how awesome! Your little devotional in the post today is so relevant to my life now and was actually near to what a friend and I discussed today.
    Rachel
    Garay Treasures

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  14. This is such a beautiful combo! I love the color of your cardigan!

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  15. Such a score! I love the way you styled this outfit. The colors look great on you. And I am sooo ready for spring and over this brutally cold weather...ugh!

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  16. What a thoughtful post. You look so lady-like and pretty with your mix of polka dots and floral. I own an identical skirt so I will be copying this outfit for sure. The flower-adorned cardigan was a great option, too.

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