[I know! I know! Let them who stole… steal no more! But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t resist snatching this from TC’s inbox… a special chocolate dipped nugget from cc… enjoy! (stealing on Valentine’s Day… sheesh! I’m a heel!)]
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love and romance…but just how this holiday came about is open to vigorous debate! There are more theories than arrows in Cupid’s quiver, but the compelling truth is that LOVE originates with God and God is LOVE. So let’s reclaim the day for true LOVE. Poke, prod, entice, coax, agitate, compel, provoke, urge on one another to love…and use chocolate if necessary. (yes…this is repeated from Bro. Joey’s sermon..except the chocolate part…which he forgot)
So here’s the test: Am I patient and kind? Never jealous or envious? Never boastful or proud? Never haughty or selfish or rude? Do I hold a grudge? Do I notice when others do me wrong? Do I rejoice in truth and battle injustice? Does my love bear up under anything and everything that comes? Is it ever ready to believe the best of every person? Does it hope without fading under all circumstances and does it endure everything?
This is a self grading assessment. You do not need to cheat. You do not need to turn in your results. You do need to keep on loving…even weird people like me…
c ~ wonderhowmanywayswecanservechocolateinoneday ~ c