My husband is a man who exemplifies the true definition of love which is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 in his daily life. I first saw how he exemplified these verses of the Bible while we were dating. Every day he exemplifies either all, some, or a part of the scripture. Seeing him live out the meaning of love daily helps me in my daily walk of expressing love. His daily walk inspired me to share what I am able to see in person with you all in this weeks blog post.
Verse 4: Love is Patient. Love is Kind. Love does not envy. Loves does not boast. Love is not proud.
My husband exemplifies love from verse four of 1 Corinthians 13. Randy exemplifies love through his patience. He can easily wait through things much better than I can. For him, patience brings what he needs in due season. He always tells me that if he got it any sooner then he would not be ready for it. my husband is patient with me me beyond belief. I don’t see how he does it at times. Plus his ability to be patient with our children is one thing I adore the most about him. The words he speaks to our children resonate with how kind he is. He isn’t one for being a push over with the boys though. Yet, my husband has a gentle but stern approach that builds up a spirit.
He builds up anyone he sees that may be going through a rough time or may need words of encouragement. I find it incredible on some days that he encourages me to put in that work for the things I see others have. Randy knows that envying someone won’t help him attain any of things he desires. When I say he is a hard working man, I mean he puts in more than the exceptional few. When he does get something, he does not boast about it. He worked three times as hard to get whatever it may be. What he will do is thank the good Lord for it and ask God to increase his territory! Randy believes that he has to give God all the credit for his life. Don’t be proud of me be proud of God is what he usually says.
Verse 5: Love does not dishonor others, love is not self-seeking, love is not easily angered, love keeps no record of wrongs.
My husband exemplifies love from verse five of 1 Corinthians 13. Randy is not a dishonest person to himself or others. He rarely likes to offend anyone but he still feels it like it is. He is able to do so without the blunt aspect of it. I know for a fact that he doesn’t go that course because it would make him self-seeking. He looks out for the interest of other people. When he helps someone else, he knows that he will get rewarded for it in due season.
The man is amazing at not getting bent out of shape. He hardly gets angry about anything. Anger isn’t good for him since he is focusing on keeping his blood pressure in check. There is no need to eleveate his nerves over matters out of his control either. This brings me to the point of how he keeps the faith in his life when he is wronged. I have seen his faith in action. It’s a tremendous thing to see him maintain such a calm demeanor in times where I know he didn’t deserve to be treated unfairly.
Verse 6-7: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trust, always hope, always perseveres.
My husband exemplifies love from verse six through seven of 1 Corinthians 13. Randy is not the type of man who engages in evil ways. He has morals that he stands by. He has made it known that he doesn’t intend on hurting or harming people. Like the saying goes, hurt people hurt people. No need for another soul to put that type of energy out into the world. He puts out honesty that helps several people he comes across. He protects the people he loves.
Randy is like a guard it comes to keeping is from harm. That’s why it was so easy for me to trust him while we were dating. Whether times were good or bad, I could always talk to him with confidence. The hope he constantly spoke into me was life saving for me. I mean he spoke life into me when so many other people around me were not. He helped me realize that I had to persevere for the sake of myself, my son, and for him. He pushes you to carry on and has that same energy about his own life. When he thinks he can’t go on, he finds his reasons to preserve.
Verse 8: Love never fails.
My husband exemplifies love from verse eight of 1 Corinthians 13. My husband Randy has not failed me yet in any way. I meet my husband right after I made the decision to choose me and my son. He has been my only ounce of hope when I thought I did not want to live anymore. He had filled me with the notion that love exist by the very words he says along with the actions that he takes.
As a child of Christ, I am so eternally grateful for my husband having these characteristics. I used to daydream as a little girl about the man that I would marry. Those daydreams were full of physical traits and not intangible traits. I never set expectations for my husband to embody the meaning of love according to the Bible. That’s when God stepped in. God knew what I truly needed it and I am so blessed that he brought Randy Lamar into my life.