Love endures all things
In a heated moment with your spouse or family member it seems that love is the last thing one thinks about. But scripture tells us it should always be what motivates our actions. Unfortunately, our natural inclinations are what take over and the argument gets worse. I recently had such an incident and when things got heated, well I just hung up the phone. Perhaps that was not the best thing to do but it helped me to cool down and not say something I would regret later on. I love that person very much, and have since apologized for my actions I just hope that she has forgiven me.
God has gifted each and every one of us with attributes and different personalities. Then through the power of the Holy Spirit, he gives us certain spiritual gifts. Love is one of them and that is the most important. Great faith or acts of dedication, or sacrifice and miracle working power have little or no effect without Love. Love makes our actions and those other gifts useful. Even though everyone has different gifts, Love is available to all.
In our society today people confuse love and lust. Unlike lust, God’s kind of love is unconditional and directed in outward ways toward others, with lust it’s directed inward taking on a selfish nature. God’s love is totally unselfish. This goes against our natural instincts. That is why when arguing with a loved one, the first thing we want to do is strike back or get even. God has so graciously given us self-control, and his words in scripture to use as ways to help us get through those tough times without striking back or being hurtful. There are many ways to disagree and get your point across without being hurtful. When you are wanting to act on those feelings of anger go back and read - I Corinthians: 13 4-7 and refresh yourself.
In our morally corrupt world love has become a mixed up term with little meaning. You can see it in young people today, they are confused and do not know the meaning of love. To truly love others we need to have God’s love in us. That means a personal relationship with his son Jesus Christ who died for us. It’s simple and not very complicated, but the world has made it seem so.
Love is the greatest of all human qualities, it’s an attribute of God himself. I John 4:8 says “Love involves unselfish service to others, to show it shows evidence you care”. Faith is the very foundation and content of God’s message, Hope is the attitude and focus, Love is the action. When these are all in line, you are free to Love completely, because only then can you understand how God loves.
The Loves in my life.........
The photo is of me and my husband Larry on our way to the chapel in Reno to get married. We have been married for close to 12 years now and I have to say that it just keeps getting better. We are both older of course but the love that we share is beyond anything I could ever have imagined. He is a wonderful man and I enjoy spending time and caring for him so much. He is my friend, my inspiration and my life companion - I consider myself truly blessed. I was also married for 26 years prior to Larry. I have to say that in that marriage I walked away with three awesome children who are truly a gift from Almighty God. My ex-husband is now my friend and he has since found a love in his life as well. We still communicate and see each other at our grand babies birthday parties.
I feel so blessed with the family that has been placed in my care. With four beautiful sisters, two brothers, my dear mother, three grown children and 9 grandchildren - what else can a person ask for. I pray that my love for them will always outshine any bad or ill feelings that may get in the way.
This Valentine’s Day treat that special someone extra nice, by doing little things they love and making them feel like they are the only thing in the world that matters to you. Share the love God has placed in your heart with others around you – and start seeing the blessings overflow in your life.
1 Corinthians:13 4-7
This is one of my favorite bible verses:
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand it's own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
There are three things that will endure - Faith, Hope, and the greatest of these is LOVE!
My favorite song by Dolly
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