i went to a graduation where the speaker used this quote to illustrated her point on the value of learning, but the lord gave me a fresh word from what she said.
what we love really does become who we are.
that’s why paul said that the love of christ compelled him.
love became him. christ in him. christ transforming him. christ alive.
i left this post.it.note in the virginia highlands burrough of atlanta after letting it sink in for a few days what it meant to really love the lord and then let him make something in you. when we love the lord, we join his suffering and his glory. it would be impossible to join him in his glory alone. in suffering, our relationship is made perfect.
so, in the end…i believe that its worth it.
love the lord.
let yourself be compelled by him.