Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love is not just for Valentine's Day

Love.

It's one of the things that makes the world a bit of a happier, safer place. Without love, evil abounds beyond the limits. Without love hearts are broken, often lives are shattered. But we have to understand this a bit ~ because Love is not just a four letter word that we throw around.

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

There is a reason that the first commandment is to love God with all of our heart, soul, and minds first before anything else! Why? Because until we do, we do not and cannot understand love let alone act on it. Love is not a common denominator of confusion, conflict, nor hurt. Love is not a common denominator of upset marriages, destroyed friendships, nor loneliness.

Until we learn to LOVE God with everything we have we are unable to love others. Until we are able to have God be our top priority our lives will continue to be out of balance.

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