To love someone is to give them a piece of your soul.
When you tell someone you love them, and you genuinely mean it, you are assuring them that they are worthy of one of the most potent sentiments on earth.
But loving doesn’t always coming easy.
As you may already know, there are many, many people that don’t know how to love.
Personally, I found that I became a more loving person when I started to fall in love with God.
Because to truly appreciate and understand love, we must fall in love with the one who created it.
1 John 4:8 (NIV) says, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love”.
Once you know who God is and you allow Him to envelope you in His peace, grace and understanding – your perspective of the world around you will change drastically.
You start to see people through eyes of grace. You start to love people for who they are instead of hating them for what you feel they should be.
Once you begin to love the way God loves you, you’ll find that your life increases in value.
And you’ll learn not to take love for granted but to cherish it. Because sometimes loving is so hard.
To constantly make the choice to love someone even after they’ve hurt you multiple times is brave and selfless and it’s humbling to consider that we serve a God that loves us in spite of our many failures.
If God can love us in spite of the fact that we are incredibly fallible human beings, we can learn to love others regardless of their flaws.
And once we start to share our love without limits, we start to become more certain of what exactly love is.