Love…the affectionate concern for the well-being of others; a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person; a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend; the benevolent affection of God for His creatures; or the reverent affection due from them to God*
Love as it is meant to be includes three things: God’s love for us, our love for God, and our love for others. All three are needed for love to be full and complete. Even the ten commandments in their simplest form tell of this love as the first four deal with our relationship with God and the last six, our relationships with others. How we love determines how we obey.
Bottom line is: we all give and receive love.
We all need love.
And all need love from us especially our spouses, children, and relatives. They so need to know they are loved and it is so important to liberally say those three precious words: “I love you!”
But, we all love and receive love in different ways.
After years of counseling couples, Gary Chapman came to the conclusion that there are five love ‘languages’. Over the next several days we will be looking at each one.
Any guesses what they are?
In the meantime, today’s homework is to tell someone you love them. (That includes God too!)
You might also want to order a copy of the book The 5 Love Languages in whatever version you choose – for singles, teens, children, men, etc.
There is an old song called “50 ways to leave your lover”. Today happens to be the 50th day of 2019. How about you start making a list of 50 ways you can love. A good challenge to help you focus on giving love rather than receiving it.
And guess what? It will of course help you…
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