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Thursday, August 28, 2014

More than words....

LOVE IS A VERB....

One of my all time favorite quotes from a man I admire....Billy Graham
READ IT AGAIN, 
THIS TIME REALLY READ WHAT IT SAYS.....

How many times have you said, "I Love you" out of habit? 

Love is a verb
It's easy to say the words I-LOVE-YOU but the big question is this,
do you act on those words, or are they empty?

Do you make a conscious decision to do what's best for 
the other person,  your spouse?  your child?  a friend?
or is it more about what's best for you?

I'll be the first to admit.... 
I'm guilty, and It's something I have to always be working on in my relationships.

When you say, "I love you" 
you are making a promise to someone else's heart...
honor those 3 little words with actions to prove it
Love is not only an emotion....Love is a verb.

TEN WAYS TO LOVE 

*LISTEN without interrupting (Proverbs 18)
*SPEAK without accusing  (James 1:19)
GIVE without sparing (Proverbs 21:26)
PRAY without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)
*ANSWER without arguing (Proverbs 17:1)
SHARE without pretending (Ephesians 2:14)
*ENJOY without compliant (Philippians 2:14)
*TRUST without wavering (Cor 13:7)
FORGIVE without punishing (Col 3:13)
PROMISE without forgetting (Proverbs 13:12

I have put an "asterisk" by the ones that I have been focusing on.
How about you.... any of these strike a chord in our life?

2 comments:

  1. This is such a good, no, I mean great, reminder of the meaning of love.

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