The Meaning of Love

What is the meaning of love?

I was confused about the meaning of love for many years. The lack of parental love and guidance growing up affected my perception of love greatly.

I searched in vain for many years to find that love from others. I thought love was a feeling that someone gave to me. I thought love was receiving sexual pleasure from a man.

I really did!

I spent twenty years of my life looking for love and never seemed to find it. Nothing ever seemed to satisfy that inner hunger for love.

Nothing filled the void inside!

I left a long-term relationship of twenty plus years in search of an abundant life. I was searching for someone or something to fill that void.

I was searching for love!

I spent a few years alone with God, in His Word, and prayer before I understood that He was the only one that could fill the void inside.

The Lord Jesus Christ was the love I needed to quench my thirsty soul!

I finally understood the true meaning of love.

Love is not something that you get (feelings, affections, and others) from another person. Love is not something that you will find in human form.

Love is something you give away to others!

For God so loved the world that he “gave” his only begotten son. 

God gave his only son out of love for us.

Love is not depending on another person to fill a void only the Lord Jesus Christ can fill. The Lord gave his life so that you could have an abundance of life forever.

To lay down your life for another is the greatest act of selflessness.

It is LOVE!

In the spirit of LOVE for others, I’m giving it away!

One lucky person will WIN a $25.00 Visa Gift Card!

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One lucky person will WIN a $25.00 Visa Gift Card.


ENTER TO WIN – 1/21/2017 – 2/16/17 (12:00 AM)

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