Love For All of Us

14 Feb

On this St. Valentine’s Day, we need to remember love means more than romance. And even though Valentine’s Day is all about sweeties, true love is not reserved only for couples. As Christians, we are called to love [everyone] as Christ loved us.

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Love is not just a word or an emotion. While we feel love from others and for others, love is not just a feeling. It’s a motive, a driver, a decision that propels us to take action and show others how much we love them.

Love is a verb.

Love requires action.

Love is not limited to our spouse or significant other.

Love is a choice.

Love is the greatest way to share Jesus with others.

Love heals.

Love soothes.

Love calms.

Love gives the benefit of the doubt.

Love understands.

Love lifts.

Love gives.

Love forgives.

Love accepts.

Love shares.

Love puts others first.

Love serves.

Love assumes the best.

Love tries.

Love appreciates.

Love dreams.

Love struggles.

Love doesn’t give up.

Love plans.

Love hopes.

If you are in a relationship, remember that love doesn’t just happen, it requires effort. While the roses, candy, gifts, and Valentine’s Day dinners are FANTASTIC, what you do the other 364 days of the year also matter. If you are not good at showing your husband or wife how much you love them on a regular basis, let today be the starting point for letting him or her know. :)

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends!

Also, if you have any single friends, let them know how much you love them, too. I remember my single years and know how much Valentine’s Day can stink when you are single. A note, a call, an invitation to lunch  – anything to let them know they are special and LOVED would likely make their day.

Blessings!
♥Rachel

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