Love as a Verb

My son told me a while back that real Love is a decision we make. It isn’t just an emotion. I was proud to hear him say that.

When we Love someone as a conscious decision then we realize that the emotion of it will come and go, but that doesn’t remove the Love.  We must wake up every day and pursue Love. Love for our spouse yes, but more importantly Love for Christ and His mission.

As Christ told Peter when He asked him if he Loved Him, “Feed my sheep”.   Real Love means decision and action.

John 21:15-17

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

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About toddcbrown

The body of Christ will never grow if the Pastor is the one using his gifts to MAKE IT grow through some cool program or inspiring turn of a phrase.
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