Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Love

The Opposite of Love

The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Love hates. Love hates wrong. Love hates hurt. Indifference on other hand… Indifference does what it pleases, shrugs its shoulders, and says, “Who cares?” Indifference whispers, “It’s not really worth it.” But not love. Love whispers, “It’s worth it.” Love echoes over all creation, “I care.” Love urges, “Care.” Love urges, “Love.”

1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Waking Up Love

Have you ever gotten up real early and forced yourself to move around and get things done even though you were not fully awake? After sometime of being up and moving your mind, and body, and even your heart are eventually all up, moving and working in unison. Love can be like that. Sometimes you just have to make the choice to act it out until your mind and heart are moving in unison with your actions.

The Greater Sickness

I know that God can heal the sick, but sometimes, I wonder if he doesn’t simply to teach those around them what it is to care for and truly love others. For it seems to me, that if I am too busy or uncompassionate to the pains and needs of others, I am the one with the greater sickness.

Gaining Gratitude

It is only through experiencing the absence of those who we love that we can come to truly appreciate the presence of the One who loves us. It is only through experiencing the inadequacy of the created, that we can come to truly appreciate the adequacy of the Creator.

In Spite Their Imperfections

Loving a person does not mean you have to love everything they do. Love others in spite of their “imperfections.” That is, after all, how you would want others to love you.

For Today

There is grace for today, joy for today, strength for today, and love for today. There is a purpose for today, a lesson for today, and a hope for today.

The very fact that you awoke to today is proof.

The Perfect Destination for Couples

(Texting my hubby)

Me: Where is one place that you would want to go with me?

His reply: Heaven

The Way to Deeper Love

You prayed for a deeper love.

You expected time alone.
You received time apart.

You expected long conversations.
You received silence.

You expected tenderness.
You received harshness.

You expected a heart turning to yours.
You received a heart turning away.

You expected praise.
You received criticism.

You expected laughter.
You received tears.

You expected apologies.
You received blame.

You expected things to get easier.
You received harder days.

You prayed for a deeper love.
You received GRACE.

To endure.

To stand.

To wait.

To preservere.

To forgive.

To deeply love.

Enduring Obedience

An enduring obedient heart is not motivated by fear, but by trust.

The Gift of Trust

I received the most precious gift from my husband last night: a short little email with these words, “I love you and I always will.” How awesome it is to hear those words. Why not say them to the people you love today?