Friday, February 5, 2016

~ Valentines 2016 ~ #InstaLove ~ Day 5 ~ Love Is ~


~ #InstaLove ~
~ Day 5 ~
~ Love Is ~

Today's #Valentine2016 post is simple . Wonder if you're in love ? Wish there where some guidelines , clear cut rules , or that neon sign we all wish for at times of such decision ?! Well , here it is . I read once of someone advising their child , who believed themselves to possibly be in love , to replace the word " love " in the verses below , with the name of the person they had been considering giving their heart to . After replacing " love " with the persons name they then asked them to truly consider was this person " patient , kind , humble " etc, and if the answer was " no " , then why ? Why isn't this person " respectful , unselfish , calm " etc. and could they truly consider being with someone who didn't fit this criteria , for the rest of their life ?! It settled within my heart what a wise choice that parent had made . They hadn't shared their thoughts on the significant other , they didn't share their experiences , and they didn't say what everyone else does in this situation . They pointed them directly to the word of God . The very one that gave love it's name . I must say , that while I am contented in my singleness , at least at the moment , if ever I find myself or someone I love asking themselves the questions of love , I will refer back to 1 Corinthians 13 : 4-8 . I can think of no better advice to give .
 
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"4 Love is patient , love is kind . It does not envy , it does not boast , it is not proud . 5 It does not dishonor others , it is not self-seeking , it is not easily angered , it keeps no record of wrongs .
 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth .
7 It always protects , always trusts , always hopes , always perseveres .
8 Love never fails......"
 
 
 
 
 
 

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