"But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15d

Friday, February 3, 2012

Little love going around

February is a month to think about LOVE.  We have begun our Countdown to Valentines already.  My wish was to read a verse each night at family prayer time about love.  But with hockey schedule and little ones going to bed, this would not work.  So I decided to post these through out the house to see what discussion comes about from the kids. 

The World says that siblings should Hate each other, get on each others nerves, and not like being around each other.  We are on a mission at our house to change that because the Bible tells us differently.  Fifteen verses below are filled with Words from God on how to handle Love.  So my prayer is for a little love to go around our house each day for each other.  We can rise above and be different than what the world wants us to be like towards each other. 

Enjoy a little encouragement.  Spread the love the days of February.


Love is patient.  Love is kind.  It does not want what belongs to others.  It does not brag.  It is not proud.  It is not rude.  It does not look out for its own interests.  It does not easily become angry.  It does not keep track of other people’s wrongs.  Love is not happy with evil.  But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken.  It always protects.  It always trusts.  It always hopes.  It never gives up.  Love never fails.   1 Cor 13:4-8

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

But here is how God has shown his love for us.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Rom 5:8

Hate stirs up fights.  But love erases all sins by forgiving them.  Prov. 10:12

Dear Children, don’t just talk about love.  Put your love into action.  Then it will truly be love.  1 John 3:18

We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19

Your love is better than life.  I will bring glory to you with my lips.  Ps. 63:3

No one can serve two masters at the same time.  He will hate one of them and love the other.  Or he will be faithful to one and dislike the other.  You can’t serve God and Money at the same time. 

Matt.  6:24

Here is what I tell you.  Love your enemies.  Pray for those who hurt you.  Matt.  5: 44

A friend loves at all times.  He is there to help when trouble comes.  Pro.  17:17

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.  And here is the second one.  Love your neighbor as you love yourself.  Mark 12:30-31

Love must be honest and true.  Hate what is evil.  Hold on to what is good.  Love each other deeply.  Honor others more than yourselves.   Rom 12:9-10

The three most important things to have are faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of them is love.  1 Cor.  13:13

Don’t be proud at all.  Be completely gentle.  Be patient.  Put up with one another in love.  Eph 4:2

Most of all,  love one another deeply.  Love erases many sins by forgiving them.  1 Pet 4:8

I don't think God intended Love to be a suggestion but a must. 

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