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  • Learning to Love

    1 posts, 1 voices, 309 views, started Feb 2, 2009

    Posted on Monday, February 2, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      "Learning to love"  

      1Cor. 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does
      not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not
      seek its own

      Searching for love these days can get you hurt. People are crazier
      than ever before and they don’t know how to love or be loved most of
      the times. You can really love someone and be taken for granted or be
      kicked to the curb, or you can choose to not love and be lonely and bitter. Love  

      is one of those things that you have to give in to if you ever expect
      to be happy in this life. But we must first understand that love is of
      God and it’s a fruit of his Spirit. So, if you are “of” God, then you
      should love for real! Be patient with the ones you love. Don’t abuse
      them or expect them to be perfect. Always look at yourself and your
      own shortcomings when you are loving someone. That way, you can always
      understand that we make mistakes, but true love understands and is not
      short tempered.

      The greatest love of all, contrary to what that Whitney song said, is
      laying down your life for someone. This is the love of God. To put
      yourself aside and to give to others. In a relationship, a friendship,
      or just a good brotherly love, you have to practice forsaking yourself
      for others. Real love will cause you to not say certain things that
      you know will offend the ones you love. Real love will cause you to
      ask instead of command. Real love will cause you to be concerned
      instead of judgmental. Real love puts your own needs aside for the
      needs of others. God loved us so much that he put heaven on hold, sent his son
      to die for us. He gave his very life for us and showed us why
      he is love! And that’s the attitude we must have towards the people we
      say we love. It can’t always be about you, but real love will cause
      you to focus on the needs of others. If you are a Christian, then act
      like one and love for real. Real love will always show up in your
      actions and if you have love for someone, you will always treat them as good
      as yourself. That's real love!

      Suggested Reading: John 15:13, Titus 3:4, Eph. 3:17, 1John 4:7, 1John


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