Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Living the Love Language/By Glenda Harris

Living The Love Language

Jesus truly knows and understands us.  We can tell by His language (actions).  It’s the language of love.  In 1Corinthians 13:5 Paul says love has good manners -- Love is not rude, it is not self-seeking, not easily angered and doesn’t keep a record of wrongs (holds grudges).  Just think of the many times the Lord addressed the women he encountered -- you can see love speaking!  He would say “daughter”, “little girl”, “daughter of Abraham” -- all these salutations were respectful.  In the days of Jesus, women were treated horribly.  John 3:8-11 tells of a woman who was pulled in front of Jesus after having  been caught in adultery.  It doesn’t really tell us, but Jesus probably kept her from being stoned to death -- But, he then dealt with her firmly without being rough and rude. 

It is important how we talk to people.  The Lord always said the right things in just the right ways.  I encounter people everyday who take no thought what-so-ever before they speak or act.  Some people are rude and bossy period.  Then, given any room at all, they will be bossing with the word RESPECT completely deleted from their language (actions).  God really does understand us!!  I believe that is why we have choices.  He doesn’t boss us -- He asks us.  He knew we’d rather be asked, not told.  He is a perfect gentleman.

Love begins with an attitude, which in turn leads to acts of service.  Today is a good day to express love -- love starts with family and then spreads outward.

Let us be zealous to walk in His footsteps so we’ll be successful in living love -- not just lip service.  So, let’s take control of our actions and use manners by saying please, thank you, do you mind, etc…  *Remember we can show love by being silent when the time warrants. 

My prayer:
“Father, you made it clear that loving you and loving others is the most important thing I can do.  Please help me make that a priority.  Let me show Christ-like love to those in my life today and everyday”

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