Love in Action

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I can’t believe how much has changed in one year.  If last December someone had told me that I would be married by the end of 2016, I wouldn’t have believed them.  I don’t usually like change but this time, I do 🙂

I’ve started reading through “The Love Dare.”  So far there have been a few different things that have really stuck out to me.

The first day was on patience.  The chapter reminds: “Patience helps you give your spouse permission to be human.  It understands that everyone fails.”  That doesn’t just apply to marriage.  It applies to every relationship that we experience in life.  No one is perfect.  Everyone will let us down at some point or another.  And we will end up doing the same to those around us.  It’s that realization that helps us pour our patience not only to our spouse but also to anyone we come in contact with.

The second day was on kindness.  “If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness is how love acts to maximize a positive circumstance.  Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing.”  Again this applies to any relationship in our life.

Today was on thoughtfulness.  “If you don’t learn to be thoughtful, you end up regretting missed opportunities to demonstrate love.”  I’d never thought about it that way before.  Usually thoughtlessness is accompanied by selfishness.  Most times the reason you aren’t thinking about what someone else needs/wants is because you’re too focused on yourself and your own desires.

1 Thessalonians 5:15b says, “Always seek after that which is good for one another.”  Now that’s true love.