I'm still learning to love like Jesus. I still remember that focus word I started out with at the beginning of this year. I started out the year not really loving like Jesus. I loved but I loved with condition. Quite honestly I still love with condition at some points in my life and in some situations. However, I am moving forward with it. I am asking God daily to help me. I am learning how much God loves me and learning to reflect His love and share it with others when I can. I think my children and my husband have seen the most change as I am more focused on them and making memories with them. In the past, I have really focused on a rigid schedule. God has convicted me. I was a Martha and need to be a Mary. I'm still learning and I hope that eventually everyone that comes in contact with me will know without a doubt that I love Jesus and I love them with no conditions. It's very important for my family to know this and then everyone else. I love how it feels to know Jesus loves me unconditionally and I want my children to feel that from me as well. I know I can't love my children as much as God loves them but I sure can try to beat the mark. That's my goal this year.
I think that truly loving someone unconditionally is accepting them for who they are. We appreciate the good points and accept the weak points. We encourage away the weak points in a loving way. It never turns out well to be harsh or to dislike someone because they aren't the same as us. I have a bad habit of seeing the differences in someone from me and instead of appreciating those differences I label them with those differences. That's wrong.....so wrong and I am a work in progress.
Praying that by 2016, I can truly love like Jesus.