Sunday, May 03, 2009

How Do You Measure Love?

Ever find yourself measuring how much you are loved? 2932951524_bccb30b904

Maybe your measure is the number of people reading your blog.

Maybe it’s the number of times your husband or wife tells you they love you.

Maybe it’s whether or not your family cleans up after themselves.

Maybe it’s when life is going well.

And when those things aren’t happening, we just don’t feel loved.

Why do we do that to ourselves, to our family?

There is only one true measure.  The capacity for how much we are loved is really only measured by the truths and promises of God’s word.  His love for us has no limits!

Why don’t we believe it?  Why do we search in places that will leave us disappointed and let down?

Ps. 103:11 – How great is God's love for all who worship him?  Greater than the distance between heaven and earth!

Eph. 3:17-19 - Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

YOU are loved more than you’ll ever understand.  Believe it!

 ~Robin

8 comments:

erin said...

I do measure how I feel loved by some of these things. Ugh! I hate that! Sometimes I have to break out the Psalms and just read them over me. Good reminder. Thanks!

Donna said...

Good reminder. I think that is a really good thing to teach our children. With four, I am constantly reminded that even if I did this whole mommy thing perfect, someone would feel unloved. It is good to point them to Jesus and remind them that I am not perfect, but they have a Father and Savior who is...

It's good to go to God to fill our love buckets rather than demand that from our husbands. It makes my husband miserable when I do that...and it makes me miserable. When I'm filled up with God's love...I'm not near as needy. Who wants to be needy? Needy is not a very attractive quality.

I think I am rambling! :) Great post! :)

Cindy Beall said...

This spoke to me today.

Kelsey said...

I can't wrap my head around that love He has for me ~ it's crazy. And, not to mention the grace He has for me!

Your posts are always so great. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Stonefox said...

Thank you, Robin. I needed this today.

Belinda said...

Jerry always has told me that Love is a FACT. It really offended me when he said that when we were first married. A fact not a feeling...I wanted him to FEEEELLLL it. Now, 27 years later: I am so thankful that it is a FACT. And that is how God loves me. It is a TRUTH. He loves me and it is not based on my behavior. I can't do anything to make him stop loving me. It is His nature. He is Love. He brings discipline into my life...bECAUSE He loves me. He corrects me BECAUSE He loves me. The really cool thing is that it is also a FEELING. A feeling that springs out of a deep and strong assurance of FACT. God is passionately in Love with us. The depths of His Love have yet to be explored. He is MORE than we could ever imagine. And I can imagine quite a lot. He loves me so much that He has taught Jerry to venture into the feeling side of his Love for me and he really does LOVE me...it's a FACT.

Belinda said...

P.S. I love your heart measuing cup visual aid...really inspired.

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