Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Life ... and Love

I think a word everyone should spend some time reflecting  upon is Life.

Life is a precious gift.  

You only get one.  Make it count.

Don't waste your Life on selfish pursuits or in strife and bitterness.  It's not worth it!

God's Word teaches that before we were even born, the length of our days is recorded in His book.  The moment you are conceived, it is already known how long you will walk on this earth.  

Don't waste even a second. 

What's the best way to spend this incredible gift of Life you've been given?

Love.

The best way to spend your days is not to look after #1 or try to find something that makes YOU happy but to give your love away.  It's a paradox, but the more you give love away, the more it comes back to you!

A guy once asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. He was hoping to be justified thinking Jesus would name one that he was good at keeping.  But Jesus cut right to the motive and declared love was the greatest commandment.  Love God with everything that is in you, and the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.  

Everything is based on love.  If all loved as they should, there would never be any laws broken.

If you spend your Life loving, you'll have no regrets.  I never heard of anyone on their deathbed saying, "Oh, I loved too much."

Remember, if you want to be loved, you must first love.



(Check it out:  Psalm 139 and Matthew 22:36-40)


This post was written in community with the April A-Z blogging challenge.  To read others' work, go here

 

4 comments:

betty said...

Very good insight with life and love. I always say if we could just love like Jesus wants us to love, that the world would be such a better, kinder place. So true too that we only have one life; we shouldn't squander our days and live a life of love, just as Jesus did; a life of purpose!

betty

M.C.V. Egan said...

Very wise words on LIFE for #a2zchallengestop. Visiting from http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/

Joyful Reader said...

Wonderful how you used 2 "L" words in this post! Life and Love! :)

MySelf said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your love of life and your love of Christ.