Mantra Monday

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What does lovely mean to you? As women, I’m sure most of us would like for this adjective to describe ourselves. Think about someone you believe to have this character trait… What are their actions? What are their motives? What are their passions? When you dig down to the core of lovely, what is there?

You can’t have lovely without the first four letters, right? 

L.O.V.E
Now, take that focus to you. Are your actions, motives, etc. showing love?
Are you acting a certain way because you think people want you to…or…are your goals in place to compete with others…or…are you longing for a certain someone/something just because someone else has it?

God said in 1 Peter 4:8, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” More than doing the right thing and being a good person, God calls us to genuinely love one another.

To me, “be lovely” doesn’t just mean being classy, charming, or delightful…it means striving to make Jesus the “why” behind my motives.

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