Today I am reminded of something God called me to almost 2 years ago. This was what He would ask of me, though I didn't know it at the time. And this says it all. No matter what I feel, no matter what I think, no matter how things look, obedience wins out everytime. And what is His command? For me, to love the Lord YOUR GOD, with all your heart, soul and strength and to love my neighbor (everyone else) as you would love yourself.
1 Corinthians 13:1-7,13 New Living Translation (NLT)
Love Is the Greatest
13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.