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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Love Appropriately

So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings, so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover's life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of, bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God. -Phillipians 1:9-11

Ah!  I know that I keep meaning to write funny blogs, but I am busy and tired often, and am mostly inspired to write after spending time in God's word.

So tonight I was reading the scripture above... and wow.  Do I love appropriately?  When I am treating those around me with love, is it consistent?  And I don't just mean romantic love, but I mean, the love I am called to have for the world, for the church, and for each individual.  Does my feeling of love direct my idea and concept of what it truly is?  If I am loving in the way Christ loves, then passion will come out of that love, not the other way around.  Passion ends without fuel.  Passion cannot fuel commitment and love.  Emotions will end.  Truth and love are real and consistent.  But do I live as if they were?!