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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-10 &13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
and though I give my body to be burned,
but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,
is not provoked, thinks no evil;

6 does not rejoice in iniquity,
but rejoices in the truth;

7 bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail;
whether there are tongues, they will cease;
whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect has come,
then that which is in part will be done away...

13
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

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The greatest of those three is love. Love is such a part of our lives, isn't it? It affects our moods, our relationships, how we talk to one another, etc etc etc.
Jesus was the perfect example of love. He loved us SO much that He died a horrible death for us!!!!! :-)

John 15:13 - "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."

Wow!!! Imagine having that kind of love!!!! When we follow Jesus, He will help us become more and more like Him, and show us how to have a love like His!!

Now, I think laying down your life can mean many things, not only literally, but also in other ways - such as giving up what you want for someone else, or taking the lower job, or getting up every morning and taking care of those who are in your care, or taking time out of your busy schedules for someone, or driving the extra miles to be with someone, or making a meal for them, or sending them a card when they are sick, becoming a missionary or a pastor, being a mom or dad, etc etc etc, I'm sure you can think up more ways! :-)

I am going to make it my mission to love other people in a selfless way. Sometimes this is very hard for me (especially with my own family, who I am around every day!). I want to give up my life to God, so that He can teach me how to give up my life to those around me.
I want to love people in the way that makes THEM feel loved! Often I just do things that I know would make ME feel loved, but I want to make my friends feel loved in THEIR "love language".

So, I have a question for all you lovely people - What makes YOU feel loved? I really really want to know! (So if you love me, you'd better comment and tell me! ;-)).

8 comments:

Sam said...

How do I feel loved? I'm actually not sure what my love language is now! Cuz it used to be "words of affirmation" and "gifts"...I feel loved when someone texts me or sends me an e-mail/letter or writes on my Facebook wall, just telling me that they love me. Or if they call me up randomly just to say hi...I really feel loved! And hugs. I have to admit, I love getting hugs now. I feel loved when someone gives me a good hug and is just THERE for me. I feel loved when a friend LISTENS to me...like you. :D You do all this for me, and I love it.
The way I show my love is through gifts and words...at least, I hope I show my love through them! :D

Lady Serena Staverley said...

Aww! Yay! I'm glad I can make you feel loved!!!!! <3 And thanks for commenting about all that!! I really appreciate it!!!
You always make me feel loved by what you do!!! Thanks so much deary!!! Love you!!

Olivia Joy said...

Hmm....that's a hard one! You already do everything that makes me feel loved. Honestly! I'll have to think about this...

Lady Serena Staverley said...

Aw! That's sweet of you to say!!! <3 <3 But don't just give me the answer I want!! ;-) Yes, think about it and then comment - don't forget to, ok???? :-)

Susan said...

I've been thinking and thinking!! about this question... and this is what I came up with :D What makes me feel loved is when someone shows that they care for me. Something as simple as "liking" a post on Facebook, a smile, hug, kind word... They all mean that someone took the time out of their busy lives to think of me :)

Your question made me realize how little I do that! :P Gotta work on it now!!

Enchanted said...

Hmmm, what makes me feel loved is pretty much what other people have said - when someone takes time out of their day to think of me, and send me a text, or a FB post, or anything.
I feel loved when someone tells me that I made their day, just by saying hi or doing some little thing for them.
I feel loved when people ask me something, and then listen to what I have to say.
I feel loved when I'm included in what's going on.
I feel loved when people say nice things to me, not because they're just being nice, but because they love me.
(all of which, btw, you're wonderful at! :) I think you have a wonderful gift of making people feel loved!!! ♥)

Enchanted said...

Very nice post, btw! :) I enjoyed reading it! ♥♥ I really want my life to be characterized by selfless love too, even though it's hard to put into practice!

Lady Enigma said...

I am awful. I don't know what my love language is like at all. But when someone does something for me, or writes me a letter/email... and it's just exuding thoughtfulness! Then that makes me feel LOVED.