We celebrated graduation for our seniors before pastor continued his sermon series on Relationslips.
He reminded us of the five Love languages.
Love goes beyond family. Each person experiences love differently as children. Some gentle, some not. Love involves loss, anger, and hurt for some. As they mature, some give love freely, others have a hard time giving love.
We may need to restore what it means to love.
We may need to restore what it means to love one another.
God models love. God has gone to great lengths to restore love and a right relationship.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world....
God’s love is selfless, unconditional love.
People need to become better givers.
Point: We have the ability to give life or give death in our relationships. That ability is in our words, our silence, our actions and our in-actions.
As DC Talk stated: Love is a verb.
Love is Proactive.
Your words are powerful.
The various impact of negative and positive words are set out in Proverbs 18.
Proverbs 18:1-2, 9-10, 13-14, 19-24.
We should freely give words to build up.
1. Ask God to restore your understanding of love to His standard.
2. Determine to only give LIFE.
I couldn’t find Luv is a Verb with lyrics but I found this DC Talk song that also fits:
Say the Words.Verses for Today:
Proverbs 18: 14 and 21 (NIV)
14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Lord, I pray that you help me to always speak LIFE to everyone I come into contact with.