7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
God keeps telling me this over and over.
Challenging me on how I show love, or sometimes don't show love.
How does one show love to another?
Words, actions, language, attitude. How does one truly show love to another?
Is it the act of laying down ones self for another?
Making choices to see them before you see yourself?
How does one balance it all out?
How does one balance out the need to get some things done and the need to just spend time with others?
Love I think is often an intentional act.
The laying aside of one's own desires to speak to the needs of those around us...whether it be in snuggling with one's hubby, waking up a student in time for school, playing with a nine year old instead of reading bedtime stories...(who still ends up wanting those stories read).... hmmm.....
Love isn't as easy as people like to make it out to be is it?
It's not just feelings.
It's including an international student in your life.
It's helping a boy develop character.
It's lending a hand to a hubby who needs a hand lent.
it's in listening and doing and giving that love is shown.
and boy... I know I love my family...but I need to show them that more often in tangible ways. Don't we all? hmmm....
God loves us deeply and cares and provides for us daily.
Being a support behind the scenes more often than not.
Come...let us reason together...let us love each other well, No? :)