Hello everyone. It is such a wonderful day to celebrate ‘The Bee Love Award’ with you. Drips of sweet honey for everyone, courtesy of Saba Niaz. I was awestruck upon receiving this sweet award that I spent the entire weekend weaving it up.
Niaz has an awesome blog which-upon reading-draws you closer to the Lord in a positive way. Visit her blog Saba Niaz Siddique for a drip of a heartwarming sweet experience.
1: Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2: Provide a link to his/her site.
3: Share your definition of love.
4: Share how you live out love.
5: Nominate other bloggers.
My Definition of love.
If you’re asking that question today, come with me to the Scriptures, and let us meditate together. The books of the Bible are many and varied, but if there was a single thread running through them all, it might be love.
The four loves
- Storge – empathy bond.
- Philia – friend bond.
- Eros – romantic love.
- Agape – unconditional “God” love.
Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” [1 Corinthians 13:4-5]
How I live out love
Love sounds like fun until it is warranted in many a situations in life. Then how can we live out love in the face of uncertainty and chaos?
- Lifting up the broken.
Whether its through encouragement or kindness, we can help strugglers heal this way. Sometimes all people need is a pat in the back and the words: “It is going to be okay.”
- Being patient with others.
As a teacher, it is needed for me to be patient with my students. Isn’t it sobering that, even when we are surrounded by fellow believers, “bearing with one another” is still so hard?
Patience is not something that comes naturally to most of us. But we can increase patience in our hearts by turning to God’s word, and remembering his supreme patience.
- Being generous.
When generosity is mentioned many think it’s only about dollars! If we follow the example of God, being generous means having a self-sacrificing spirit.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up.“ [1 Thesalonians 5:11]
- Forgiving others.
When we are hurt, it’s tempting to reserve a secret place in our hearts to nurture bitterness, even long after apologies have been exchanged. And while it may be necessary to change or even break off relationships, true forgiveness sets us free and brings us closer to God.
- Keeping promises.
Living a life of truth is, perhaps, one of the most concrete way to show God’s love to those around you. But that requires more than just honesty: it means keeping our word.
I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips. [Psalms 89:4]
I love each and every follower since they make my life beautiful by bringing out different gifts through their blogs. This award goes out to you all with love.
If I told you I needed your love, would you hold it against me?