Thursday, April 26, 2007

How's Your Love Life?

Do you ever feel grouchy?

Are you laughing because I even had the nerve to write out that question as if somehow I might answer no?

Well, I do feel grouchy sometimes and I suppose we all do. Did you know that feeling grouchy and acting grouchy actually don't have to go hand in hand? I have been hung up on this verse for awhile now:

If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:20-21)

How's your love life? I would not say that I hate anyone. In my heart, I don't believe that I do. Yet, sometimes I act in quite an unlovely manner. I get hurt easily by a misspoken word and I want to scowl and ignore the speaker. Or, I hold tightly to some material object when I know that someone else needs it more than I do. Sometimes I simply refuse to shine. (See Matthew 5:16 if you aren't sure what I mean there!)

As a child of God--a daughter of the King--how's your love life? Do those around you know that the source of all love--the being of all love--lives in you? Do you wives wake up joyfully in the presence of your husbands? Moms, how's the homelife with screaming kids these days? Single ladies, are your happier moments spent in front of the t.v. with a Lean Cuisine entree instead of hanging out with women and families of the faith?

"We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord And we pray that all unity may one day be restored And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love They will know we are Christians by our love."

Are you struggling to improve your love life? What are you doing in your life to strengthen it? How are you helping others to know that "we are Christians?"

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Blogger Erica said...

this was something i needed to read. i've gone through a rough couple of months, dealing with broken friendships, feeling lost...but the biggest part is failing in "love". thanks for putting that question out there!

11:13 PM  

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