Valentine’s Day. A day for love and lovers! So the phrase goes. Smile.
So DO show your love to your sweetheart and your children! How?
Paul gives us wonderful challenging words on the topic!
“Love is patient…love is kind…” and all the long list of seemingly impossible attributes
from his letter to the Corinthians!
LOVE has faith and hope!
And of course there is another list. Things that love is not!
LOVE IS NOT:
Love is not ill-mannered, not selfish, not conceited, not proud (in the sense of self-centered)…and all the rest. Sometimes I feel like I am keeping all the “Love is NOT list”
instead of the “Love IS list”!
JESUS LOVES ME!
Be encouraged! Take hope! You are empowered and equipped to love. How do I know? Remember the childhood song, “Yes, Jesus loves me…” (sing and repeat 3X) .”Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so!”
Have you ever noticed how many times LOVE is mentioned in Scriptures? The Holy Bible is actually God’s love letter to you and to me! The apostle John was called the disciple of love! The apostle John wrote probably the clearest simplest statement of the Good News that Christ came to bring to the world in John 3:16! If you have chosen to believe that wonderful offer, you have Christ in you!
LOVE IS ETERNAL
When I can’t love as required, GOD IN ME CAN! What a comfort and encouragement! God is love and God in me can love…even in the most difficult circumstances. Even…helping me to be patient and kind and all the rest! So this week for Valentine’s Day, smile and look at your loved ones. Ask God to fill you with His love and let that love flow from you into those about you, in your home, at work or wherever you go!
LOVE TODAY AND EVERYDAY!
Have I told you my favorite Scriptures?
“Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love others as yourself!” and
“We love because He first loved us!”
(Mark 12:29-31; 1 John 4:19).
SHARE YOUR FAMILY STORIES
This is a Leap Year! A sweet family story: Bill’s grandmother Caughman was born on February 29, 1868. She often said, “I’m the youngest old woman I know!”
Catherine Broadfoot Caughman also said,
“My favorite month is October because that’s when I got married!”
My sweet husband Bill Caughman, Jr., just walked into the house with a bouquet of roses and looked into my blue eyes and said, “I love you!” Look at your spouse and into the eyes of each child individually and say sincerely, “I love you!”
Remember: Love is both a noun and a verb! Share loving family stories with your children today! Or make a memory! Demonstrating love is evidence of our genuine faith!
Happy February! Love to all you Mississippi Moms! Nana o/`