"And now abide faith, hope, love; these three, but the greatest of these is love."
~ I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV ~
"It's all about love, love, love, love..." I hummed to myself.
It is, isn't it? It's ALL about LOVE.
God IS LOVE and for those of us who have received His LOVE FREELY; we MUST GIVE FREELY.
I have told a few, that my dream job is to deliver flowers. I tell you this, so that you can appreciate what happened yesterday. I was able to give an encouraging over a woman from Columbia. As she received the words of encouragement, she replied with a gorgeous smile, "Thank you for the flowers."
I laughed out loud and said, "What did you say?"
She said, "In Columbia when someone gives a compliment or a word of encouragement we say, "Thank you for the 'flowers'."
In that moment, not only was my day made, but I realized as though I received a, "God Wink", I'm living out my dream 'job'...I get to give 'flowers' in the form of love-filled words saturated in God's loving fragrance. Did you know this 'job' never gets tiresome? This is so amazing.
Let us saturate the 'world 'around us with the LOVE that we have freely received.
My own love is not enough, but HIS LOVE goes on for eternity.
True love looks past the faults and sees what is to become.
Genuine Love sees with genuine faith.
Genuine Love allows us to pray with genuine faith.
And Genuine Love allows us to see the spell broken over lives that would seem hopeless and wasted.
Some examples of how to saturate the 'world' around us with love:
~ An embrace
~ A word of encouragement
~ Cookies with a card
~ A small gift
~ A phone call
The list goes on...we can make a difference with the ONE who has made an impacting, eternal, indescribably, incredible difference in and over our lives...Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ Who is in us, is the HOPE OF GLORY for others to see and experience (Colossians 1:27).