Love. What springs to your mind when you think of it? Broken relationships, happy marriages, boys or do you think of patience, trust and kindness? Look around you to your friends and others your age. Our generation uses love and romance as an idol that we spend most of our time talking and thinking about. But if this is the love that everyone longs for, why does always seem to fail? God calls us to a better, a more romantic love than the world could ever offer us.
It’s called true love.
What is love?
Love is a feeling or an emotion that is felt in almost every relationship we have. Love is not just for the boyfriend or the future husband. Love is the feeling you feel towards your mother, siblings, friends, aunts and uncle. The list could go on. When nurtured, love can turn into true love…..
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. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Is your love true?
Do you have patience with your siblings? Do you show kindness to your mother?
Love is not just for the opposite sex. It’s for your best friend, it’s for the poor and the needy. It’s for the friendless and the godless. True love in a relationship bears all arguments, and never fails.
How do we get this true love? God is ready to teach us. Yes, it will be hard – but we have Jesus Christ on our side, and He can make all things possible. I can do everything through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13, NIV).If we learn to love now and cherish the relationships we have now, how much more will we be able to love our husband?
Where can you give true love today?
~ Meggie, Copyright 2010