“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” - Ephesians 3:14-19 NIV
The following are responses I received that filled in the blank after “Love is..." So telling of us as Believers striving to live in this world but not being part of it. Telling of how deep, high, wide, long the love of Jesus is for us...
Love is... always
Love is... a choice
Love is... sacrificial
Love is... commitment
Love is... Spending time with my granddaughter and grandson.They give me joy.
Love is... unconditional forgiveness.
Love is... "The Knowledge of Eternal Salvation for my children."
Love is... friends who never let you down!
Love is... "forgiveness"
Love is... far grander than a warm, fuzzy emotion towards someone who is loveable and who returns your love.That kind of emotion is common to man and originates from man. ~ Love is deliberate action taken to meet the needs of someone who is unlikeable or offensive, as did Jesus’ Samaritan. That kind of love, real love, comes only from God. We love because He first loved us.
Love is... pure joy.
Love is... understanding everyone's place in God's world without judging them
Love is... a good devotional on love.
Love is... undeserved forgiveness!
Love is... a hug from just about anyone but especially your dad, husband or your children. Somehow it makes everything seem right in the world. It makes you feel safe.
Love is... Action! Godly Action!
Love is... John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
Love is giving and not caring if you get anything in return
Love is open arms.
Love is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Caring about others...more than yourself.
Love is... God.
Love is... Hugs from our children.
Love is recognizing and dealing with the plank in my eye, rather than the speck in my husband's!
Love is... JESUS!!!!
Love is... Heartwarming
Love is... Christ's sacrifice for me!
Love is an action word – it is being committed to maintaining a positive relationship through respect, sharing, safekeeping and adoring.
Love is…Sharing something with someone, whether you know them or not. (food, drink, a place to sit, your last mint, etc.)
Love is... Giving someone your time and/or attention to hear what they have to say ... even when you don’t have the time. (e.g. friend, relative, co-worker, someone you don’t know: grocery store clerk, janitor, landscaper, etc.)
Love is... Patience given to a friend or family member, regardless of how long they are taking to get ready for something (church, school, work, a football game, etc.)
Love is...The feeling that you get when you know that you have done God’s will.
Love is… Biting your tongue when necessary.
Love is… Wanting what’s best for others.
Love is… Giving someone else the last cookie.
Love is… Saying you’re sorry often, and sometimes when it is not even your fault.
Love is… A kiss in the parking lot.
Love is… Saying Grace before meals in public.
Love is… Holding hands at any age.
Love is… Sharing (anything & everything).
Love is… A smile when someone needs one.
Love is… A decision not a feeling.
Love is… Unconditional
Love is… Truth
Love is… Joy
Love is… Respectful
Love is… Freely given
Love is… A free gift
Love is… Freedom
Love is… Compassionate, merciful, gracious
Love is… Amazing, awesome, glorious
Love is… Considering and honoring others... their whole being - identity, ideas, beliefs, feelings...
Love is... Listening, enlightenment, intimacy, romance, trust, peace, excitement, joy...
Love is... God!
Love is snuggling under a blanket with my daughters and grandson on a cool
fall night watching the stars!
Love is, always being by your children’s side to walk with them as they pick up the pieces of their mistakes…
Love is ULTIMATE.
Love is....Trust, responsibility, taking the weight for your choices & feelings & spending the rest of your life living up to them and ABOVE ALL, not hurting the object of your love...multiplied by infinity and take it to the depths of forever and you'll still have barely a glimpse of what I'm talking about. ~ Anthony Hopkins from the movie 'Meet Joe Black' when he is talking to 'Death' portrayed by Brad Pitt what love is after Joe declares his love for the daughter.
Love is a Band-Aid and ointment:
Love is a smile
Love Is.... my children's hugs. :-)
Love is... Jesus
Love is... Absolute Peace
Love is... My brain immediately takes me to visions of Will Ferrell in Night at the Roxbury!... But on a more serious note - what is love? Real love is unconditional...real love is a sacrifice....I don't think we ever fully grasp this concept in this world.
Love is... putting the needs of others above your own.
Love is... hugs and licks from a sweet old dog
Love is... Time
Love is... Patient
Love is... Kind
Love is... Greater
Love is... Deep, High... Long, Wide
Keep the Faith... Carpe Diem