Saturday, November 22, 2008
Love is unconditional
..."God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us..."- Romans 5:8
If someone were to ask you, "Why do you love your...husband...what would you say?
..if, after a course of years they stopped being one of those things,
would you still love them?
...The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this:
love is not determined by the one being loved, but tather by the one choosing to love.
The Bible refers to this kind of love by using the greek word agape...
...if a man says to his wife, "I have fallen out of love with you", he is actually saying, "I never loved you unconditionally in the first place." His love was based on feelings or circumstances rather than commitment...
...the Scriptures say that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to seperate us from the love of God..."
do something uot of the ordinary today for your spouse--something that proves (to you and them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash the car, clean the kitchen, buy his favorite dessert, fold the laundry...etc. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being thier partner in marriage.
has your love in the past been based on your spouse's attributes and behavior, or on your commitment? How can you continue to show love when it's not returned in a way that you hoped for?
my dear sweet boo,
loving you is so easy.
I love you.