To embrace the joy of love and what it means to truly love we must spend time with Jesus! The Word is our instruction manual for love. As parents we MUST learn to communicate with our children that they cannot earn our love by "doing" things or not doing things. Love is unconditional - our God loves us unconditionally and for us to show that kind of love we MUST...yes we MUST... love Him first.
Our obedience to Him creates in us a spirit of love that we shower on those around us. I read something today that is an important part of love - one that we sometimes don't think about ...
TO MY KIDS
when I tell you
I LOVE YOU
I don't say it our of habit or to make conversation.
I say it to remind you
that you are the best thing that every happened to me!
Have you held your child's hand today - sent them a message - called them on the phone- and said
I LOVE YOU....
show them your love by spending time with them...when they are talking to you LISTEN - truly listen with every ounce of ability - so you can hear the "things" they don't say out loud. So they KNOW you are listening. So they KNOW how you love them.
LOVE THEM TO CHRIST and they will be surrounded with love where ever they go - whatever they do!