Posts Tagged ‘love’

When difficult times come your way and stay with you for what seems like eternity, you may feel as if God doesn’t love you and doesn’t care about you.

That however couldn’t be further from the truth, because the truth is that God loves you too much to leave you the way you are.

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We hear a lot these days about “assets“…company assets, the assets of football clubs, personal assets. So today I want to focus on personal assets…not physical ones, but personal characteristics.

So have a think about what you consider to be your own personal assets or characteristics for a few moments.

I recently read that:

The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.

Do your assets match up to that? Are you full of love, willing to listen to others, and happy to offer a hand to help others?

I pray that even if we don’t match-up to those characteristics today, we may, through God’s help, attain them and use them to honour God.

During my wandering through the internet over the last while, I’ve come across a lot of statements and quotes about relationships. So today I’d like to share with you some of those I particularly liked:

  1.  i-love-youIn life you’ll realize there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
  2. Keep the people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy.  If you have others in your life who do none of these things, let them go.
  3. Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
  4. Love means giving someone the chance to hurt you, but trusting them not to.
  5. You know you’ve found true love when you catch yourself falling in love with the same person over and over again.
  6. Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.
  7. Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
  8. It’s not so much what you say that counts, it’s how you make people feel.
  9.  Falling in love is not a choice.  To stay in love is.
  10. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.  So let them go!

My personal favourites from the above list are #4 and #5. #5 in particular brings a smile to my face as I can personally say I’ve experienced this one!

On Friday I think we were all shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the shooting of 12 little girls, 6 little boys and 8 adults, when a heavily armed gunman, aged just 20-years-old himself, forced his way into a school in Newtown, Connecticut (USA). I’ve found myself constantly thinking of the families and friend of all those who were killed – An atrocity like this is bad enough at any time of the year, but it’s particularly sad as Christmas is so close.

Therefore today I want to remind you that although we often sing, “Christmas is a time to love”, loving others and showing our love for others should not just be a Christmas thing, it’s something we should do all year round. So take some time out today and every day to tell those you love, particularly your children, just how much they mean to you, and how much you love them.

Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day

Don’t get so busy that you miss
Giving just a little kiss
To the ones you love
Don’t even wait a little while
To give them just a little smile
A little is enough
See how many people are crying
Some people are dying
How many people are asking for love

o don’t save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
To give a little love every day
Don’t save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
‘Cause holidays have come and gone
But love lives on
If you give on
Love

How could you wait another minute
A hug is warmer when you’re in it
Oh, baby that’s a fact
And saying I love you’s always better
Seasons, reasons they don’t matter
So don’t hold back
See how many people in this world
So needful in this world
How many people are praying for love

So let all the children know
Everywhere that they go
Their whole life long
Let them know love

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least – John Harrison

Do you think there’s a reason why those most in need of love seem to be the ones who least deserve it?

Probably! If you’ve never experienced true love, and the peace and joy that can bring, how can we think they’ll understand how to treat and respect others.

I’m sure we can all think of people we know personally as well as people those we hear about in the news or on the television. But just because we don;t think someone deserves to be loved, it probably the biggest reason why we should in fact love them!

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God loves each and every one of us, no matter how many wrongs we’ve committed or whether we believe in Him or not. And that folks, is exactly the reason why we must love everyone, especially those who seem to be unloveable.

I’ve been sadly reminded yet again this week just how fragile life is because, for the second time in a week we received the devastating news that a member of our family had died suddenly. As the following quote says, it’s just as well we don’t know what’s round the corner!

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith ~ Paulo Coelho

Yes, the breath I’m taking right now, may be my last, but should I ponder this thought and never again do anything useful or positive for either myself or anyone else? No, I must keep going…not because I can’t face the moment when I take my last breath, but simply because I believe God is with me every moment of every day, and I know He will be there when I do take my final breath.

Life throws us some really difficult situations at times – Situations which, at times, may make us want to just give up. However when our faith is strong, nothing, not even the worst situations and circumstances that life throws our way, can shake our belief that God is with us through it all.

So keep going. Trust God.

Have you looked around you recently? No, not just a quick look around you without taking in the reality of the situations you see around you, but a proper look where you notice the heartache felt by the man next door, or the exhaustion on the face of the new mother at the end of your street etc.

People all around us are starving for love and kindness.

When we think about starvation, I guess we always think about those who don’t get enough food and water to sustain their life. However as the above statement reminds us, starvation comes in many forms. No matter what form starvation takes though, it can have devastating consequences if left untreated.

So here’s my challenge to each one of us today…what are we going to do to try to put an end to this type of starvation? After all in this day and age, how can there still be those in our towns and cities who don’t know what it means to be loved and have never experienced the kindness of another human being!

Valued?

Posted: May 3, 2012 in friendship, life, love, music, religion, work
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Do you feel valued?

For me it depends where I am and who I’m with,whether I feel valued or not.

When you put a lot of time and effort into something and your efforts goes unnoticed or taken for granted, that when you don’t feel valued.

On the other hand, sometimes just getting a sincere thank you from somebody for something you’ve is enough to make us feel valued.

There is one person who will always value you…God!

So if you don’t feel valued, don’t despair as God will always value you.

They say it takes a minute
to find a special person
an hour to appreciate them
a day to love them
but then an entire life
to forget them.

 

Do you agree with those words?

How many people from your past who weren’t special to you, do you actually remember much about?

But then there’s the people who have a huge impact on your life, who influence you and make a huge impression on you, do you ever forget about them? I’m sure even if they are people who are long gone, they still come to your mind sometimes, and I’m sure you still love them for being that special to you.

Are there people in your life who are special to you? Have you told them how special they are to you?

Share your happiness, share you joy, tell those special people in your life just how much they mean to you.

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me – Proverbs 8:17

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him – 1 Corinthians 2:9

Love is important to all of us, both to be loved and to give love to others. Therefore, what great things could we ever hope to have than God’s love!

Unlike many people who come and go from our lives, God will never leave us, so we can always rely on Him love.

Have you promised to love God forever? If not, I’d urge you to take that step today because He is definitely worth it!