We often think of values as principles. Yet the word value can also be a verb, describing how we show the worth of someone or something in our lives. What difference might it make to our lives to think of our values as verbs? For example, I value love by choosing to see people through God’s eyes and treating them with respect. I value servant leadership by looking for people’s needs and taking action to meet their needs. However you think of values, as nouns or verbs, they guide our choices and actions. What do your choices and actions reveal about your values?
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. —1 Corinthians 13:13
Prayer: Jesus, as a servant leader who follows in Your footsteps, these three virtues surely must inform my values. May my choices and actions today reveal that I value faith, hope, and love. In Your name I pray, amen.