Let Your Love Continue to Grow

love grow

God’s desire is to see you and I grow and increase in every area of our lives.  He especially wants us to grow in the area of our love for others.  That’s because love is the greatest thing there is and it is all that really matters when it comes to eternity.  At the end of the day, at the end of our lives here on earth, love is what will last forever.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

In this verse, it is telling us that love and faith are connected.  You can’t have one without the other.  It is saying that faith works by love.  Love isn’t really about feelings and emotions.  Love is about the choice to treat people the way God tells us to in His Word.  The more we know Him, the more we know His Word by reading the Bible, the more we will walk in love.

I think the biggest reason that divorce is such a prevalent thing today is because people don’t have a clear idea of what love really is.  People are basing their love for the person they marry on their feelings and emotions.  Living off of your feelings and emotions will not sustain you when the tough times come.  Feelings and emotions head south in tough times and if your love is based on those things, your love will head south with them.  Then there is nothing left to sustain the marriage and it often results in the end of the marriage.  I have seen it happen first-hand.

Instead of feelings and emotions, we need to have a love like the one that God shows to us.  It is a love that forgives.  It is a love that will always be there in the good and bad times; when things are great and when things are tough.  It is a love based on what I can do for you and is not dependent on what you do for me.  A love seen on those terms will stand the test of time and last a lifetime.

My hope for each and every one of you is that your love will continue to grow and build a solid foundation for your faith.  Take at least a few minutes each day to read your Bible.  It is the greatest love story ever written.  God has filled it’s pages with so many examples of what real love looks like.   Through your connection with God, you will be strengthened in all of your relationships as you move forward into the life of blessing that God has in store for you.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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