By: Nicole Corey
Some say love is a feeling, an emotion, and a state of euphoria (these are the ones just starting out, of course lol).
Love most certainly impacts our emotions and feelings; however that is not all. Love is action. It is choice. It is will.
Rejoices in truth
Love is not:
Insistent on our own way
Rejoicing at wrongdoing*
So, do our actions reveal our love?
We cannot be patient if we insist our own way and our own expectations be met.
We cannot be kind if we are being critical, arrogant, rude, irritable.
We cannot rejoice in truth without the boldness to face and share the truth even when difficult.
To love when we don’t feel it, to act in love when we would rather not, and to extend love when it is not deserved is how we love one another.
Everyday let’s examine how well we are loving each other. Most of us are guilty of treating our loved ones with one if not all the “LOVE IS NOT” definition above. Let’s keep our eyes on what love is, and put love into action!
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34 ESV