Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit in sincere love of the brethren,love one another fervently with a pure heart. 1Peter1:22
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word love ? Love is a large subject,impossible to contain in a few words. A woman s heart yearns for love. As you mature you discover deeper loves. Love requires a real commitment, you can t fake love. When you ve tasted the real thing, no substitute will ever satisfy you again. Real love always brings transformation and change into your life. When the love of God touches you,the revolution will be more profound than anything you have ever known. The qualities of love include : Commitment- the willingness to make yourself available is part of love. Compassion - Sympathy with others suffering is part of love. You want to help and heal those whom you love and those whom God loves. Attention - Gratitude and appreciation blossom when you choose to cultivate love in your life. Faith- You believe that love is possible in spite of all the things that try to convince you that love is a lie. Faith moves you
beyond the darkness of cynicism and doubt into the light of love s possibilities. Trust - You recognize that every relationship has a higher purpose and every circumstance has meaning,even when you don t understand or when you struggle with unanswered questions. Love commands you to put your trust in God, not in your own reason or abilities. Surrender - When you let go of your preconceptions,love teaches the lesson surrender. Love knocks down walls,frees you from the prison of self,and leads you into a deeply surrendered relationship to God.
Things to do : Reach out and be a blessing to someone, Contact family members and let them know you love them, Do one act of kindness anonymously , Write in your journal about a time when love touched you deeply.
This commandment we have from him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 1John 4:21