The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.- Galatians 5:6
If we could watch t.v. shows, cuddles, and steal kisses everyday, then I don’t mind spending all my days with you.
I’m not saying that at some point love isn’t staying up until 2am phone calls or stealing kisses when you least expect it, or instantly falling for each other’s favorite songs because it is, or at least that’s what the lead up to it feels like, but real love, is so much more. It’s going out at 12am to get something to eat for your wife who can’t get out of bed, it’s listening to them as they explode with vulnerability on your living room couch talking about how they were only so young when their parents passed on. it’s remembering how someone likes their coffee in the morning without asking—without ever asking, it’s visiting someone in the hospital knowing the last thing you want to do is see them in that condition, it’s wanting to be with that person despite everything, the future, the past, and everything in between, it’s the intimate things that you don’t even realize involve such intimacy, but they do, in secret, like the pinky promises you two made behind your back, to love one another for always, in the time you thought you were in love, when you were actually just on your way to it.
Because I know he has a hold of me and I can’t escape his sovereign love.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.- Romans 8:38-39
There’s no such thing
as a self-made person.
Someone believed and invested in you.
Be grateful. Be and do likewise for others.
the power of these words and actions:
“I believe in you. I’m rooting for you. I’m cheering for you.”
And if you’ve lacked people mentoring and investing in you, don’t grow bitter.
A new wave of pouring into the next generation can begin with YOU.
It’s never too late and never too early to invest in younger people.
A healthy relationship is one where two independent people just make a deal that they will help make the other person the best version of themselves.
If we spend more time trying to force or convince ourselves that this is love, then I think we have lost sight of what love really is.
Could you imagine getting an apartment with the person you love. Falling asleep beside each other, and waking up to see that cute little dopey smile they make when they first get up. You’d never have a bad start to your day, because they’d be the perfect start.
I cannot wait for this day.
I’m so excited for this.