Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Today Reminder – 04 February 2014 (Day 2 – Love is…)

A reminder for today
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? (Psalm 27:1)

I have always loved the expression that love is that out of the park over the stands homerun kinda feeling. Love is a deep feeling that fills you with excitement and drives up your pulse and keeps you awake. We looked at the origin of love yesterday and today I just want to chat about love as a feeling. To fall into love is mostly the feeling that we refer too. That very first kiss that makes your heart leap and your blood boil and it turns into all that you can think of all day and night.

So love is an exhilarating feeling, but what happens to that feeling after a week, a month, a year…

Does love die and friendship replaces it or does love remain just a little less overwhelming. We have this saying that the moment poverty enters at the front door, loves leaves at the back door. Which means that love as a feeling is insufficient to keep all in place. So this means that the feeling eventually dies and is replaced by an agreement to be together. Is that why so many fall into love and then out of love, because the feeling is gone?

I believe that the initial falling into love is not the actual love feeling. Falling into love is merely a desire like wanting a new car and finally getting it. You are filled with excitement and you just want to drive it to all your friends and family so that they can share in your excitement. Love as a feeling is the way we live and respect other. Love is that continuous battle to keep going and do keep standing and to keep fighting.  Love is the way we feel towards each other, accepting and understanding. 

When we truly love the Lord we will understand that His love is like a fortress that surrounds us protecting us so that we will not tremble but so that we will be courageous. It becomes a comfort feeling.

Love is a feeling that is caring and committed and strong, but it is also fragile and needs to be protected. Therefore the essence of love as a feeling is to be selfless.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus