Once upon a time there was a teen-aged girl who desired to be loved how she saw in school from peers: Passing notes in class – do you love me check yes or no. What she saw on television: A man proposing; the woman says “Yes”, they buy a house, have two kids, adopt a dog, everybody is happy. Especially the songs on the radio: I can feel it inside, I can’t explain how it feels All I know is that I’ll never dish another raw deal Playing make believe, pretending that I’m true Holding in my laugh as I say that I love you Saying amore, kissing you on the ear Whispering “I love you” and “I’ll always be near”. LL Cool J – I need Love Then she steps into reality to discover it’s not as easy as she perceived. Many of us have had this fantasy. Many of us are still searching. One thing is very true for those searching – You are looking for LOVE in all the wrong places. As a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a niece, a girlfriend, a wife, a friend, a mother, a minister of the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as a PERSON – I too have looked for LOVE. To my surprise, I always had it. So, actually LOVE was waiting on me. Read, enjoy, be inspired, grow, and stay encouraged. The best day of your life starts NOW! In the LOVE of Christ Jesus, Belinda
Chapter One Love Language
Love (luv) noun – American Heritage College Dictionary: A deep, tender feeling or affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship or a sense of oneness. 2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance. 3. Sexual passion. 4. An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object. One thing is for sure, we all have heard since infancy (whether we remember or not) “I Love You!” My observation has been, from infancy to toddler stage, the word love has been associated with hugs and kisses, kindness, gentle touches and soft spoken words. Even watching some commercials about a baby formula or diapers – the message sent is; because you love the baby (shown by hugs and kisses, etc..) you would provide the best for the baby. Let us also, not neglect the pet product commercials – the wonderful owner hugging the pet sharing affection and the animal returns wet sloppy licks, known as kisses. During toddler stage through elementary age, the word love increases in definition to self-centered concerns. Love language is now related to feeling about objects, food, imaginations, people and places.
LOVE is a Word packed with supernatural power. It is peace and comfort in a guarded heart. It is armed and dangerous in a wicked mouth. When displayed in its fullness it can build up. When mislead and abused it is confused with hatred and bitterness.
Many of us taught ourselves that LOVE just teach lessons. Or LOVE hurts. When life choices seem difficult, the question, “What does LOVE have to do with it?”, is used as a means to justify the beneficial action.
What does LOVE have to do with it? Everything!