DAY 16: LOVE
We hope yesterday you discovered the power of gratitude.
Today we are tackling a word that can be used very loosely, yet is the bedrock of how Christ lived his life and how we should live ours. The accelerator is: Love.
So many people focus on what love is not, but what does the Bible say what love is?
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8
How can love accelerate your life in the direction of your dreams and purpose? It’s simple. When you realize that God loves you and you are worthy of love, then you start to change how you live your life. You give yourself permission to love yourself and then you can in turn, properly love others. 3 tips on the topic of Love from the Oola for Christians book are:
Love Yourself – sometimes you have to say no to things in order to take care of you.
Be intentional and love unconditionally - even if all you are doing is praying for those that are hard to love.
Don’t try to change people, just love them.
Day 16 - Today’s challenge is share love by what we call “Random acts of Oola”. We challenge you to do something kind for another person whom you do not know, without any expectation in return. Whether it is buy someone a tea at Starbucks, picking up the check for a stranger, giving someone flowers, or leaving a kind note, go out and let someone in the world know they are loved.
Love is not a word we say, but love is something we do.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
God, you showed me ultimately what true love is when you sent your son Jesus and he laid down his life for me. Please fill the empty places in me so I can share your love with others. When I didn’t deserve it you loved me anyway, help me to be more like you.