Pure love is supposed to be unconditional and priceless.
The problem is that none of us have achieved pure love. We haven’t perfected our ability to love.
Too many times we’re putting conditions and ‘price tags’ on the love we have for those who are closest to us. We all do it sometimes. Why? Because none of us have perfected love.
When we judge and measure by things that HAVE A PRICE we’re diminishing love. Never base your love on:
How much $ they spend on you.
Base love on…
How much FORGIVENE$$ they ‘spend’ on you.
How much KINDNE$$ they ‘spend’ on you.
How much GOODNE$$ they ‘spend’ on you.
How much FAITHFULNE$$ they ‘spend’ on you.
How much GENTLENE$$ they ‘spend’ on you.
How much $ELF-CONTROL they ‘spend’ on you.
Base it on how much JOY they give you for just being in your life, even if you have NOTHING.
And remember, when we fall short, it’s not because LOVE isn’t there, it just means our love isn’t perfect.
Only God’s is.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 [a]gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV)
Let’s pray that God helps us to love one another like He loves us, through peace.