Endless: having or seeming to have no end or limit
Endless Love (MB2L): having no limit to the deep affection or interest in your mate to give them pleasure and create a connection that cannot be broken.
In order to write this #BLOG, I needed to first give the formal definition of #love, both according to Webster and according to the bible. When we ask people what is love, most people start with ‘it’s a “feeling”’. But it’s so much more than that. When I think of love, I think of discipline. Have any of you ever thought of love in the terms of ‘discipline’. Well what does that mean, you ask?
Our heart is the symbol of love that resides in us and God is the symbol of love for all of Earth. The bible says, ‘out of the heart, the mouth speaks’. Well, we know that almost anything can come out of our mouth. So if, that’s the case, we have to train our mouth on what to say, which in turn, we have to train our hearts to ‘love’ the way our God says ‘love’. This takes discipline. When is the last time, you reviewed your behavior; the way you think, what you say, how you act, how you feel about certain things or people (especially, your #spouse). In order to love someone (and we’ve heard this before), we must first love ourselves. In order to love ourselves, we must examine our self, make some changes, and discipline our self to new habits, thoughts, actions. And then…..we can begin to love our mate the way that we are supposed to.
The bible is our key to love God, ourselves and others. You see God showed that to James and I when we asked Him to show us how to do marriage His way. He took us on a 40 Day Journey with Him where we read scripture together every day, we discussed it, prayed together and did a Daniel Fast. We did this all the way up to our wedding day and we read our 40th scripture, said our 40th prayer, and broke our 40 Day fast, at our wedding reception. We learned unconditional, endless love for one another (and Him). We learned to see each other the way God sees us and to practice 1 Corinthians. We learned His true definition of marriage and what He expected from us and for marriage overall. It taught us discipline because, we still read scripture together, we still pray together, we still fast together and we still love unconditionally and endlessly.
It is important to fulfill your spouses’ needs through the power of love and their love language. If you have never read Gary Chapman’s book, ‘The Five Love Languages’, get it now. It will help you grow and discipline yourself to give your spouse love the way they need it and want it. And guess what…. It’s going to help you get yours too!