Hi WR2W, the month of February is considered to be the month of love. On the 14th of this month every year, trucks are loaded with flowers of all types, the shelves of stores are emptied of candy, stuffed animals, cards, etc. and jewelry stores sell more diamonds than we can imagine. All this is good, but is this really the meaning of expressing godly love? Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving roses, chocolate covered strawberries, cards….and so on, but what I love the most is receiving and most importantly giving love selflessly and sacrificially. A selfless and sacrificial love is a type of godly love that expresses action without considering oneself, but considering others, and this is how I want to live life and love!
Ephesians 5:2 (NLT) teaches us to “live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us” and there is no love greater. I thank God every day for the selfless and sacrificial love of Jesus Christ and try my best to model after Him. Yes, these are big shoes to fill, but all that we do to honor Christ and live life pleasing in his sight is worth giving of our time, money, and resources selflessly and sacrificially and for me this is love! We should not celebrate a day of love only one day of the month, but every day of the year. Love should be consistent, unceasing, and unconditional. 1 Corinthians 13: 7 (NLT) says it well, “love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” So, whatever you may be going through or facing, God’s love will never leave us nor forsake us, but it will always carry us through, so we are to be strong and courageous!
My family and I continue to witness the selfless, sacrificial, and never-ending love of God and this month He blessed us yet again with a Love name Piper. We are so grateful to God for granting her a miracle by bringing her through heart surgery and giving us a chance to live life loving this bundle of joy and witnessing the amazing things He is going to do in her life. Please continue to lift her up in your prayers and from our hearts to yours, live life filled with God’s love because there is no love greater. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!