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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love, What Exactly Is It?

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

The month of love is upon us. Of course I am referring to Valentines' Day. But what is the definition of love? It is strong attraction to another based on kinship or personal ties, such as a mother's love for her children. It could mean deep desire as in sexual love. It is also affections and tenderness felt by lovers. God's love is unconditional. God IS love. The world's idea of love is often perverted by Hollywood and the media. 

The world today tries to imply that a person who disagrees with someone's lifestyle or opinions hates them. This is far from accurate. Hate is a pretty strong word. The definition is not "to disagree". We can disagree with someone and still be kind and love them. Love means you love another person or perhaps a thing. As a believer,we are to love as God loves. Show kindness, tenderness, and willing to put the other person first and foremost. To forgive because you know it is the right thing to do. You can love without always agreeing.

Why not let February be the start of a new you loving others who may be difficult to love.  Do it because God loves you. 

PRAYER: Love truly does lift us up above our problems. I thank you Lord for your example of unconditional love for me.Help me to show this love by praying even for my enemies and those hard to love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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