Bible Verses on Love: Scripture Writing Challenge
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Is God the love of your life? We all say the words “I love you”, but how often do we fully grasp its true meaning? I’ve written this scripture writing challenge on Love to go along with my Identity in Christ study.
I asked my kids, “What is love?” My 9 year old son said, “Love is when you like someone.” And my young teen daughter said, “Love is God and cats.” Typical answers from my kiddos. LOL
I say love is our actions, giving of yourself to help and care for others, standing beside someone during the ugliest of moments, and choosing to think good and want the best for them – even when we don’t feel like doing all that.
At the core of our being we need love. We miss the mark, often times, and try to fill that hole with food, sex, titles, and even busyness.
I had a decent childhood growing up, in a christian home, with loving parents and siblings to play with (or torture, depending who you ask. LOL joking)
But there is and has always been, if I’m honest with myself, a Love shaped hole in the depths of my soul. I’ve tried to fill it with everything mentioned above. Sadly.
I’ve learned. I’m in my late 30’s now, it took me a long time, but I’ve learned. That hole can only be filled with God and His Word. His love satisfies and heals like none other. My heart desire is more of God. Everyday. In every-way.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bible Verses on Love
With all the inspiration and romance we try to label it with, ultimately love is from God, because God is love. At the center of who He is, there is love.
Is God the Love of Your Life
This Bible verse defines Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Wow! That scripture on love nails it on the head. God is all that and more. God is love. I need to memorize this verse. Checking my behavior and thoughts, at the door of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, on a daily basis.
But what of God’s love, because, although I need to show love and let my life shine His glory, I crave God’s love more than anything. At the center of who He is and His love for me, I am.
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” Ephesians 3:16-18
The Lord your God is in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
Again I ask, Is God the love of your life? Those are my two favorite verses of God’s love for me. I often times remind myself, when I’m feeling low, that God’s love is so deep and so wide that I cannot comprehend it. And in Zephaniah, it says Jesus quiets me with His love.
Just let that soak in for a moment! God’s love is so massive we can’t understand it and in our sorrow and bad days He comforts us with His love.
This should bring any hurting heart the healing that it needs. But staying and standing in this love is where the good stuff is at. Everyday being reminded of love. Love from God, love for each other and love for yourself.
What is Scripture Writing?
Scripture Writing is just handing writing out Bible Verses. It is a great way to memorize scripture. Hiding God’s Word in our hearts. Deeply letting it settle in our souls.
As you write out scripture, pray to your Heavenly Father. Pray over your day, your life, your current situations. Ask God to help you understand and fully apply His Word to your life.
So here it is, I created this Scripture Writing challenge on Love! As the month of February, the month of Love approaches us, what better way to celebrate than by taking the time to intentionally write out one bible verse on love, per day for the whole month. Or any time of the year really. Anytime is a good time to learn about Biblical Love.
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Grace and love to you,