So how do you develop the kind of love that lasts? You have to understand what real love is all about. GOD has a different kind of love in our lives.
And this leads us to a couple of things that GOD says about love. HE helps us to understand what it really is.
Colossians 3:14 (NIV), "And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together."
Notice the phrase, "put on love". I choose to put it on. There's an action that I take that makes it work in my life. If it were a feeling, or just an accident, then GOD couldn't command it. But HE can command an action in our lives.
2. Love is a matter of conduct. It's how I act.
I John 3:18 (LB), "Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and truth."
Actions – that's what love is really all about. It's how I act towards another person.
You can talk until you're blue in the face but your heart will always be read in your actions. Always.
Just a thought from the front porch…