by Stu Gray  edited

Here we are. The day after after V-day.

What do you do now?

Don’t make Valentines day a ‘once a year’ thing.

Love should be a lifestyle — an atmosphere that we create in our relationship. Some say that Valentine’s Day is the least romantic day of the year because so many of us do predictable things.  Maybe that’s why – because we haven’t created an atmosphere of love in our relationships…then we expect love to just reappear because of a cheesy card and flowers.

 Love doesn’t magically reappear because of one gift given or one day of celebration. It has to be something that you constantly nurture and grow in your relationship. It has to do these things:

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
-A section of 1 Corinthians 13 from the Message Bible

And we have to do them often.
Love takes time, effort and work.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corintians  13:4-7

 Trust God for your day…Today