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A Special Note To Share On Valentine's Day

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Everybody knows what February 14th means. Most couples consider it as a day to say 'I love you' in a most extravagant way than any other day of the year. Some even choose it as the most perfect day to be united in a matrimony. While others have it as a day to be romantically remembered and spent with loved ones. The list could go on and on but friends, whatever Valentine's day means to us, think not of it as the one and only day to show our love to loved ones, relatives, fellow friends and even including those strangers that worth so much of our loving attention. Yes, today is a day to love one another! But remember to keep our love cup full and overflowing for the next tomorrows.

Kay Kuzma explains about keeping our love cup full in a very awe-inspiring way and I would like to share with you an excerpt of this author's writing:

Down deep in your heart there's a cup. Not of fine china, silver, or gold, but a cup of feeling and emotion that when filled makes life worth living. I call it the love cup. It measures your level of contentment. In essence, it's your psychological well-being.

The love I am writing about is not a romantic love, but agape love--a principle, not necessarily devoid of emotion, but not dependent on it either. It is love given with no strings attached, just because the other person exists. When we experience it, endorphins--substances chemically similar to morphine--flow into the brain, producing a sense of security, peace, and calm. One feels good because one feels intrinsically valuable.

When your cup is running low, you feel unloved, rejected, worthless, and empty--you have nothing to give. A drained cup turns your world negative. Anger, criticism, sarcasm, guilt, and bitterness rush in to fill the void.

God can enter a life that's filled with hate and selfishness. He can change it. In a sense, that's the meaning of conversion. No one is beyond God's healing power of love. But even though God can do it, that doesn't mean we should leave the filling entirely to Him. The Lord gives the opportunity to be His entering wedge. People starved for love may first need to experience a little love in action--from fellow human beings. It causes them to realize that their lives are empty. Then we can point them to the Source (Jesus) of complete love.

If you feel empty, ask God to fill you. He will speedily respond. And seek out others who can be cup-fillers, too. Then when your cup is filling, or full, reach out and begin filling the empty love cups of the unlovable. You may not feel loving toward them, but that doesn't matter. God asks no one to feel loving. He just says to be loving. It's the act of love that is important. Love is something you do. And as you love, both you and the one whose cup you are filling will begin to live life abundantly!

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalms 23:5,6


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1 comment:

Dr. Nellson Maisin said...

Love is not so much of 'getting' but 'giving' to the needy.

Blessed Valentine's Day to all...