A lot of you have probably gone through Purpose Driven Life, it was first released 10 years ago or more. Anyway, I really got a lot out of it. My favorite chapter was Ch. 16. Titled, What Matters Most.
This chapter is the chapter about love.
"No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love." 1 Cor 13:3b I feel the very first step with getting back with God is to do some major learning about love, after all, that is what Jesus was about, the love walk. The book says, "It is in loving that we are most like him... that's why we're given a lifetime to learn it."
Here are a few more of my favorite quotes from this chapter...
"Relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, are what matters most in life."
"Busyness is the great enemy of relationships."
"Love leaves a legacy. How you treated people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth."
"Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time."
If you haven't picked this book up, I encourage you to do so. It really put me on the right track to get back in a habit of a morning quiet time again. The book also comes with a journal, so you can write down your thoughts and things God spoke to you as you prayed and read.
Jesus said our love for each other -not our doctrinal beliefs- is our greatest witness to the world.
We could all use a lot more love in our lives.