Saturday, February 4, 2012

love is not passion

Love is not passion. It is the pulse of sacrifice - Ann Voskamp
I love this quote.  It is so true.
To love anyone - whether spouse or friend or child is to sacrifice for them.  You can tell them you love them endlessly but what really speaks true love is when you give up the pursuit of your own comfort and agenda and serve the other.

There is no room for equal - we must each give more to the other.
Have you loved this way?  Completely unselfishly? Is it even possible to not be selfish?  Do you love even when their love doesn't look like what you wish it did?
I learn more about true love everyday.  
I have watched friends this year who remain in love with their Lord even with the loss of spouses.  I see them cling to the love that can only be found in Christ.  They inspire me to love more and to not take love for granted.
Love is the pulse of sacrifice.  A pulse is steady, repeating, never stopping until the day you die.  To die to self and sacrifice for another is a steady, repeating, never ending until the day you die sacrifice. 

Looking at the life of Jesus is the perfect example of love - look at his life closely, the Word of God shows us perfect love and needs to be the source of our pulse.

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