Monday, December 10, 2012

Show Your Love NOW!

A local radio station that I have been listening too lately (because they play non-stop oldies Christmas songs!), has added a nice new twist to their announcements in between songs.

Through well written and softly spoken 10 second spots they suggest that we all show our love for one another more than ever. After the year this country has had and the trials so many have faced, we all could use an extra hug, a genuine smile from a stranger, encouraging words.

A devotion that I read daily, The Word for You Today, also expressed this need and used scripture to back it up.
" Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning" 2 John 1:6 NLT

There are so many ways to love one another. The days I remember to ask the Lord to put His light in my eyes and His words in my mouth and throw out all the yuck and nasty words and thoughts as far as the east is from the west, it is amazing the kind of day I have. Store clerks are friendlier, people smile at you, favor is shown in so many different ways throughout the day. I also tend to be more loving and show more grace to strangers and drivers and people with their carts in my way!

As Christians we are COMMANDED to love one another. You don't have to necessarily know someone or even like them but you are to love them as Christ loves you. That's hard!!
The devotion puts is so well that I want to share it with you .....
"Each morning pray:
 "Lord, whether or not I get anything else done,
 help me to spend this day loving You and loving others,
 because that's what Your Word says life is all about."
If you do that, you'll treat those around you more graciously -
and people will notice it.
You'll start winning in areas where you've lost.
The more time you give to someone, the more you reveal their importance to you.
It's not enough to tell them they're important, you must prove it by investing in them.
The best way to spell love is T-I-M-E.
Love is not what you think or feel about others; no, it's how much you give of yourself
to them. Love concentrates so intently on another that it forgets itself.
This kind of attention says,
"I value you enough to give you my most precious asset - my time."
Why is now the best time to express your love?
Because you don't know how long you'll have the opportunity to do so.
Circumstances change, people die, children grow up.
The truth is, you've no guarantee of tomorrow.
If you want to express your love you'd better do it now.
So, who do you need to start spending time with?
 What do you need to cut out of your schedule to make that possible?
The best use of life is love,
the best expression of love is time,
and the best time to love is now."
I've got alot of work to do!!! Do you?
AnnMarie :)



  1. An absolutely on time and beautiful post! Love is an action word! I pray regularly that I be used as God's vessel for love :)

    Thank you so much for this post... it really is one of the best I've read in a long time.

  2. Ann Marie what a wonderful and encouraging challenge to us all. If we all did this every morning what a wonderful testimony we would be to the world.

  3. It's a personal choice, isn't it? Thank you for sharing with your readers, the insight that the Lord has given you.


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