It shows us how important it is. The Bible is clear that it is important for us to love others, (spouses, our children, even our enemies) It tells us of God’s love for us,( For God So Loved the World He sent his son) and its clear that HE wants us to love Him back with everything we have(the greatest commandment is to love our God with all of our hearts, souls, and mind).
These famous verses have spoken to my heart a lot lately! I could die for Christ(the greatest thing you could do) and if I don’t love, it means NOTHING!
I want to love more this year, I want people to feel my love for them not just with words but with actions! I want my family to know how much they were loved by me.
It is so easy for our families to often get the worst of us. I want my kids to remember me as a loving mom, not a cranky stressed out one. I want to be the wife my husband loves coming home to every night. I want to encourage him and lift him up in prayer on the regular basis. If we are our best for everyone else and not our family what is that saying?
Wouldn’t it be awful if we came to the end of our life and everyone talked about what a great person we were, what a great ministry we had, and how much we gave to others but our own family felt cheated. That would be HORRIBLE. Time is something we can’t get back.
I want my kids to look back and say, “my mom loved the Lord and she LOVED us and we felt it everyday of our lives. I want my husband to say “she was my beloved, my soul mate, she made me a better man.
I want my Savior to know how much I love HIM so, how I long to feel close to him and honored I feel that I am HIS child!
My prayer is that where I lack God will show me and grow me so that I can love even more. If we want to know how to show our family love, there is no better passage than this! Read it and soak it in, then pass it on to the ones you love!!
1 Corinthians 13 Love
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love!
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