The month of February has begun! You can have one of two reactions to that…
“Yippee, it’s February and hearts and flowers are everywhere!”
“It’s February, are the hearts and flowers gone yet?”
These two reactions are heartfelt and stem from either a heart “in love” or a heart “out of love.” My only question is, who are you “in love” or “out of love with?”
If your answer to either question is the name of a human being, then watch out, because chances are that when the next February “Hearts and Flowers Day” rolls around, you may have jumped camps, and find yourself with opposite feelings.
FEELINGS: herein lies the root of the problem! If we have bought into the propaganda the world is selling that LOVE comes riding in on a white stallion, dressed in armor, holding a bouquet of red roses and a box of fine chocolates, we WILL be disappointed!
LOVE is not a feeling, LOVE is an action!
“Dear Friends, let us love one another, for LOVE comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not LOVE does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE!” I John 4:7-8
If we look to any other source for LOVE, we may find the emotional, sentimental feelings based love. But when we look to God and experience His LOVE and strive to give that LOVE to others, we will discover that LOVE is an action.
“For God so loved the world, that HE GAVE His one and only Son!” John 3:16
God LOVED us so much that He did not just tell us He LOVED us, He showed us He LOVED us by acting on that LOVE!
God desired a right relationship with us so much, that He GAVE His precious Son’s life so that we could have that relationship with Him!
During this time of LOVE, hearts, flowers and chocolates, my prayer is to learn to LOVE like God loves.
God tells us that if we LOVE Him, we will LOVE one another.
When we love with actions, we love like God.
I am putting a ‘LOVE CHALLENGE’ out there for this month of February 2019!
I challenge us to not just say to someone, “I LOVE YOU,” but do a loving act for them!
I would LOVE for you to post what you did to LOVE ANOTHER. We can all be encouraged by the LOVE being shared.
Let’s put our LOVE in action for one another! After all, “practice makes perfect!”
Maybe we could help change the face of February, “The Love Month,” and set a standard of loving one another through our actions. I bet the world would take notice and look to the author of LOVE!
I LOVE all of you for your faithfulness to this blog and to filling the world with God’s LOVE, the TRUTH, not the counterfeit!
Speak Truth Love
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Thank you Lisa for this well written truth and charge to us. I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day but this year I am going to do my best to use it as a reminder to show love and just not say it. Today when my husband left his ATM card in the machine at the bank and was tired after driving the LA freeways for hours, instead of busting his chops like I normally would for being irresponsible, I just asked if I could just drive to the bank and retrieve it for him. I had just read your blog and he was so grateful for the help and I think the offer surprised him This is not something I would normally do….. shutting my mouth and helping him when he screwed up! Thanks Lisa
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So proud of you Faithful Friend!!! Your continued faithfulness to walk toward God, even when it is hard is an encouragement spiritually to all of us!!!! God is the God of the IMPOSSIBLE!!!! He can take our hearts and spirits and create something new and good!!!!
I am going to be faithful to what I asked all of you to do this week!!! LOVE like God inACTION, not just words, and post it to encourage others!
I was it with a very negative, discouraging statement from someone this week. In my own nature, I would have responded back in Truth, but also defending what I believed was positive rather than negative. I took a step back and then asked God to help me Love this person with His Love. I complimented the person for the good job they were doing and the effort they were displaying.