Monday, December 2, 2013

The ABC's Of Love!

Hatred stirs up strife: but love covers all sins. (Prov. 10:12) 

"I accept you as you are."
"I believe you are valuable."
"I care when you hurt."
"I desire only what is best for you."
"I erase all offenses." 

We could call that the ABC's of love. I don't know of anybody who would turn his back on such magnetic, encouraging comments. 

There's nothing shallow about authentic love. Nor is it a magic wand we whip out and wave over a problem with a whoosh, hoping all the pain will go away. Real love has staying power. Authentic love is tough love. It refuses to look for ways to run away. It always opts for working through. It doesn't cop out because the sea gets stormy and rough. It's fibrous and resilient.... While the world around us gives the opposite counsel, love stands firm.

                                                                  Dropping Your Guard

Love is often misunderstood and can be quite fickle sometimes. Love, when introduced in the manner that it's meant to be acted on, can be a delightful experience and a blessing to everyone involved. Love, when misunderstood, will have the propensity to create an awkward situation and in some rare instances hostilities will be made resulting in resentment. Love requires wisdom because it's extremely important to not only know, but understand the difference of the various kinds of love and how to apply them in the various circles that God has placed us in.

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)