I LOVE love because HE LOVED ME!
Many verses in the Bible celebrate love. You don’t have to be in a relationship with someone to find a reason to share an inspirational quote or to show that you care.
Don’t let being single make you feel lonely or not enough because you aren’t in a relationship.
In a relationship or not, you are loved and valued! Your worth is beyond measure.
It does not change based on your status.
Loving God and others is the most important commandment.
God’s love is unfailing, there is nothing we could do to make him stop loving us. Our self-worth is based on feeling loved and valued. Everyone wants to feel appreciated.
But sometimes we fall short trying to please others. Instead, we should love God first because He is love. He will give us better insight on how to love ourselves and others.
We’ve all had those moments when we love ourselves a little less because of what we’ve done, but God doesn’t have those moments. His love for us is unwavering and perfect.
Having God be the foundation of your self-worth keeps you from seeking validation from others who are hard to please.
Once you love God, you can love yourself. Loving Him is knowing and believing that you were created in his image for a divine purpose. If you’re wondering how you could do that try checking 1 Corinthians 13.
The verses in this chapter tell us what love is by giving us the characteristics, so ask yourself if you treat yourself with those qualities.
For example, for Corinthians 13:4 ask yourself “Am I patient with myself?” and “ Am I kind to myself?”.
We won’t be able to love others properly if we don’t love ourselves. The way we love ourselves is reflected in how we love others.
Don’t forget to love others! Loving others is so important, not just romantically either. We are called to love one another as we love ourselves.
Jesus was the perfect example of love. He sacrificed his life so that we could receive salvation through him.
I’m not saying go on the cross like Jesus, but I am saying that loving others does take sacrifice. Loving another person requires you to be selfless and compassionate. You have to invest time and resources into your relationships for them to flourish.
That is why we celebrate …