How's Your Love Life??
When was the last time you evaluated your love life? When I speak of love life I'm speaking on several different levels. So how's your love life when it comes to;
1. Loving God - Matthew 22:37
2. Loving your family (Spouse, children, immediate family, in-laws, etc) Psalms 133:1, Mark 10:9,
3. Loving your neighbor (Neighbor, co-worker, friends, associates, strangers) Luke 10:27
4. Loving yourself - We must love ourselves in order to love others
So now that you've thought about it are you committed to showing love no matter the cost? Are you willing to let go of pride and take on the love walk that can be very challenging at times, but so worth it?
I'm going to touch on loving God, loving your spouse and loving others.
God loves us so much as it tells us in John 3:16 that He gave His only son that we might have an abundant life. That is such an amazing love that we could never return, but by living in obedience to God and His word, and having fellowship with Him shows our adoration towards Him. I have times that I might not read my word everyday, but I'm in constant communication with God everyday. I have to get better with making time to read my word everyday so that I can always hear His voice clearly.
When was last time you asked your spouse if you were loving them in a way they needed? Many times we take our spouse for granted and not really take the time to listen to what their needs are. We still have that nature at times that is selfish and self pleasing, but when you are married you are becoming one flesh. It's no more me, myself and I, but we and we have to serve our spouse in love and not out of selfish motivation. Take some time and ask your spouse about their emotional, spiritual and sexual needs. Find out if you are meeting the need and if not find out what you can do to make things right. There are many married couples suffering in silence because they are not talking and communicating their needs. It's so important to talk, have date nights, getaways together, and just showing affection in small ways can make a big difference. You can surprise them with a hot steamy kiss, a massage, maybe a surprise gift by the bed or a love note placed in an area they can't miss. Sow healthy seeds that will help your marriage because some of us have to stop being so religious when it comes to sex in the marriage. We have to serve our spouses and stop being so rigid in the bedroom. I'm not talking about doing anything that would involve anyone other that you and your spouse. Hebrews 13:4 says "Marriage is honorable in ALL, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Love on your spouse and YOUR spouse ONLY and remember to always give them the best that you have to offer. Always pray and most importantly pray together. A family that prays together stays together.
Loving others can be a real challenge when people are difficult to love. It's so important to always ask God to help us love others because hurt people are hurting people way to much. People are hurting and suffering and need love in such a desperate way. Keep in mind that you never know what a person has been through or is going through so don't cut people off to quickly. Be prayerful and compassionate while seeking God's wisdom in the matter.
Love yourself people so that you can give love freely. This world needs love desperately so why not let it start with YOU!!!
As always, thanks for the visit and keep looking up...