Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A rather typical post for this particular day :)

How would you describe love?
As that fluttery feeling you get in your stomach when your crush looks at you?
Your first kiss?
That feeling you get when meet the right person?

I don't know when it happened, but at some point in time, I started thinking of love...diferently. It no longer meant those things:  kisses, chocolates and fluttery feelings. I started thinking of it as a choice, as an action.
And, well, it is!
God commands us to love.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ~Mark 12:30-31

We can't really just turn on and off feelings by choice. And I'm pretty sure God wouldn't tell us: "Yeah, just go fall in love with that random person over there. Oh, and that girl over there with her nose up in the air? Act as if she's your new best friend." 
This love, we've got to live it. Some days, we'll just wake up and not want to love anyone. 
But we've got to make this decision. Start loving  people.  
I admit, this is one of my biggest problems. When I wake up in the morning, I don't usually go: "Oh, I think I'll love my family today.*" It's something that's gotta be worked on, meditated on {no, not some freaky meditation practice, but meditating in God's word}. 
One book that really helps me with that is 1 Corinthians. There is a bunch in there about love, and not just in chapter 13 ;)

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.~1 Corinthians 13:1-3
So, without love, we're...nothing. Even if we are super important, or we have the "best" {this chapter goes on to say that really, love is the best gift} spiritual gifts, if we don't have love, we are nothing.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.  And do everything with love.~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
So, whadda ya' say? Let's start loving on people. Not the mushy love for which Valentines day is famous, but let's love in the way that's obedient to God! {If there is a particularly...difficult...person whom you just don't think you'll be able to love, pray for them. Just keep on praying for them. I've begun to realize that when I'm praying for a person, I learn to love them.} 
Okay, so I  meant to publish this a few days ago, but I just didn't get it finished in time. But I guess this is a great day to post it! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!
 *in fact, they are usually, "Grmblghruod...breakfast...grmklblmagrondla..."


  1. Happy Valentine's Day Trinka!


    1. Thank you! :) Happy Valentine's day to you, too!

  2. lol, on the breakfast thing XP great post. indeed, love is a verb -- fondness is the feeling, and we sometimes mistake it for love, huh?

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. Great post Trinka. We have to love Jesus and others with everything we are

  4. Happy "hearts" day, Trinka. =D

    1. Thank you! And I'd say "Right back at'cha!" but it's a little late for that! :)

  5. Great Post! A while back I was afraid to have a crush but we are supposed to love every one. In the Bible it says to treat young men as brothers and they are supposed to treat us (young women) as sisters. Would you mind if I emailed you about what you thought about purity? I am going to do a little better post about purity (I don't know if y'all date or what but I would like to get all different looks at it).

    1. No, I wouldn't mind it at all! In fact I would be VERY happy to share my views with you! :) My email address is: amazinglove.trinka@hotmail.com

  6. Trinka, Where do you get those buttons on your sidebar? like "Modesty is the Hottest" and the whatever things are banner.

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  7. Oh I love this post Trinka! It is so true...sometimes I enjoy loving other people...but they are a lot easier then loving your family when you are upset or grumpy :P Loving can be hard but there is so much to benefit from it. Someone may love you back when you are upset. Just as you did to them. I think that I'm a bit fanciful when it comes to loving...I want to go out and give hugs to all the depressed girls out there who think they are ugly...and worthless. Because they totally aren't. But I can't...I could never pay for the gas :P So I'll just have to pray and love from where I can. Oh, I love Savvy by the way :) She needs to come out with a thirdquel! Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)


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