Feb 11, 2013

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Love is

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Love is

 

Love is the most misused and misunderstood word. Love is not a feeling. For if it were a feeling, I would un-love my family members every time they made me upset. Love is a decision. It’s a decision to be patient and kind; a decision not to be jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT). So, why is love a decision and not a feeling? Because we don’t always FEEL like being patient or kind. We don’t always FEEL like avoiding jealousy and rudeness. Nor do we FEEL like enduring  through circumstances and not giving up. BUT, Love DECIDES to do all those things anyway; regardless of FEELINGS. Feelings are conditional on what’s happening. True love is unconditional.

This is something I wrote about Love a few years ago:

I’m everywhere, but, when encountered, most people don’t recognize me. What most believe to be my nature is just a fable (passed down). Subsequently, I’m framed, blamed, and disdained, which causes people to think I’m useless and I’m a failure. If they only knew that I never fail and I endure through every circumstance…It would be a pleasure if you finally met my acquaintance. My name is LOVE…

 

If someone were to hand me an object and tell me it were an orange, I would immediately use my senses to verify the validity of their statement. I would use my eyes to determine if it’s the right color; my hands to feel the texture; my nose to smell the scent; and my tongue to taste the nectar. A similar process should be used when identifying Love. The validity of what someone “says” is “Love” should be assessed by 1 Corinthians 13. Otherwise, it’s like someone telling you an object is an orange, but they actually hand you a grapefruit. Then, subsequently, you walk around the rest of you life thinking “oranges” are bitter. I urge you to take the time to meet Love’s acquaintance. Get to know Love. Experience Love’s beautiful nature. If you don’t, someone/something else will be sure to introduce you to a false image/counterfeit of Love…God is Love. **G.I.G.**

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