I have been working on the Fruits of the Spirit. Some of them are really hard, but like I said… I’m working on it!
Today is February 13th. It is the day in between my anniversary and Valentine’s Day. Everything I see is pink or red with hearts all over. This is the season of love. Love is one of the fruits. Sometimes, love is hard.
According to the Bible, love is patient, kind, not proud, not rude or self-seeking and a few other traits. This is an awesome definition of love that we should all strive to achieve. For most of us though, love is dealing with our husband leaving the seat up, listening to him suck in the walls every night, or picking up everything that he leaves lying around. I won’t leave my male readers out. Men put up with our products everywhere, our constant need to know what they are feeling, and our wonderful ability to nag… or remind as I like to call it.
When two people come together to share a life, it is difficult to say the least. Soon after, those butterflies that used to live in your stomach fly off to be with some other new couple. You can’t rely on feelings to get you through love. Love is a choice. It is a constant choice to stay, to speak kindly, and to be supportive even when you don’t feel like it.
Love isn’t perfect. The more I talk to couples that have been married for a long time, I discover that it wasn’t easy for them either. Everyone goes through hard times… everyone. You are not immune. It’s the choices that you make during those hard times that will make or break your legacy.
So, if you are going through hard times right now, make a choice to follow the Biblical example of love today. I guarantee you it will change your heart. And, make sure you tell the person you love how much you love them. It may be your last chance.
I love you, honey! Happy Anniversary & Happy Valentine’s Day…
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7