Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and LOVE without stopping. 1 Corinthians 16: 14 MSG
Happy Valentine’s Day! On a day to remember those we love, we’re grateful for feelings that make us feel joyful, treasured and blessed. But God wants us to remember LOVE is meant to be shared every day of our lives.
The Bible says, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” LOVE is a gift of good. It is more powerful than a feeling. And when we share the love of Christ, we begin to understand why we have been created to LOVE one another…
We’re all here for a purpose. God wants us to encourage each other EVERY day with the gifts He provides. He’s honored when we recognize “The highest love is not based on feelings, but a commitment of our will.” He readies us to remember real LOVE never stops loving because God IS LOVE!
As we remain faithful, He allows us to experience the joy of His greatness and clearly see the life of Jesus as an example to follow. He served others with a humble heart and taught about the LOVE of God. His LOVE was shown by the way He lived.
The Bible says love is patient and kind. It’s not envious, arrogant or rude. It is not selfish or easily angered. It doesn’t keep a record of how others have wronged us. It endures with hope and remains when the going gets tough. (Read 1 Corinthians 13)
Jesus washed His disciples’ feet in humble moments to demonstrate the heart of His love. We can show Christ-like love to others and allow them to see the kind of LOVE that was shown by Jesus.
It’s wonderful to celebrate a day with LOVE! May we continue to love with patience, faith, generosity, wisdom and grace; and never forget GOD is the source of the highest LOVE. We will honor Him, when we simply LOVE one another.
Dear God, Thank you for the heart of Your faithfulness. Thank you for giving us moments to feel the depth of Your mighty LOVE. On this day to remember those we treasure with happy thoughts of joy, help us be mindful to LOVE one another with our actions EVERY day of our lives. We will honor You with LOVE and open our hearts to be humbled by the gifts that make us feel grateful. Thank you, Lord, thank you for loving us so very much! Amen