Day 16: What Matters Most
Cebu City, Philippines
April 9, 2007 1:04am CST
No matter what I say, what I believe, and what i do, I'm bankrupt without love. 1 Corinthians13:3b Love means living the way God commanded us to live. As you heard fro the beginning his commeand is this: Live a life of love. 2 John 1:6 Life is About love. The whole law can be summed up in this ons command: Love others as yourself. Galatians 5:14 Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples. John 13:35 Three Important Truths: 1 The best use of life is love- most important part of life. Let Love be your greatest aim. 1 Corinthians 14;1a - life with outlove is really worthless. You must love the Lordyour God with all your heart...This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: loveyour love neighbor as your self. matthew 22;37-40 - love will last forever - leves a legacy - secret of lasting heritage * relationships are what life is all about. * wewill be evaluated on our love - quality of our relationships. Prayer: God, wether I get anything else done today, I want to make sure that I spend time loving you and loving other people- because that's what life is all about - I dont want to to waste this day. 2. The best expression of love is time When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. * When you give someone your time, you are making a sacrifice, and sacrifice is the essence of love. * You can give without loving , but you cannot love with out giving. * Love means giving up - yielding my preferences, comfort, goals, money, energy or time for the benefit of someone else. 3. The best time to love is now; Why is now the best time to love? Because we dont know how long we will have the opportunity. Circumstances change, people die, we have no guarantee of tomorrow. Source: The Purpose Criven Life Chapter 16: What Matters Most by Rick Warren
9 Apr 07
To add to your life's truths:1. God is life. God is love and lives within each one of us. 2. Each of us have our own purpose. 3. There is a divine reason and purpose for everything that happens. 4. We are products of our choices and deeds.
10 Apr 07
I would think life without love is meaningless, not worthless. A person without love do still have some value if he is forced to contribute to the society no matter how much he loathes it. But being forced to do something will be meaningless for him as it will be doing just for the sake of doing. I would agree that time is the best expression of love and the best time to love is now. Make hay while the sun shines ;)