Sunday, January 20, 2013

I Love You

  "I Love You"

How often do we hear those words, how often do we say those words? When we are teenagers, or even single adults, we will utter those three words to our significant other flavor of the week.....we say them so casually, then many times we want to take them back, say we were mistaken, we didn't mean it.

Why is that? We have a head knowledge of love, but we don't yet have a heart understanding. We have to move that knowledge that we have about love down into our hearts, into our being. Remember, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...we cannot forget that. Our words have weight and when we say these words to our spouses, they need to come from the very core of our being. They need to know that we love them, that we are in this for the long haul, that difficulties will not make us run....I read a poem by Elisabeth Elliot (Read about Elisabeth here ) and it really gives insight to Love...

"This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience
- it looks for a way of being constructive.

Love is not possessive.

Love is not anxious to impress
nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.

Love has good manners
and does not pursue selfish advantage.

Love is not touchy.

Love does not keep account of evil
or gloat over the wickedness of other people.
On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.

Love knows no limits to its endurance,
no end to its trust, no fading of its hope;
it can outlast anything. It is, in fact,
the one thing that stands when all else has fallen.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
 The Vow: To Love you
The Challenge: Find a special way--an out of the ordinary kind of way--to tell your husband you love him. Write him a note? Send him a text? Make him a card? You choose because you know him best.

Walking With You on the Journey,
Regina

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful, I think a lot of people think they are in love, but when you are truly in love, you know it.

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  4. Such a beautiful post! What kind of world would this be if more people read this?

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    1. Thanks! I think it would make a huge difference in the world, but I also think that it would make a big difference in the personal lives of people that would overflow to their children and family then outward to society.

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