WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

I don’t usually wake up singing a song by Tina Turner. But, for some reason, several days this week, a song has been playing in my mind over and over. I hate it when a song gets stuck in my brain, and this one doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon.

I planned on waiting until closer to Valentine’s Day to talk about LOVE, but it appears that the Lord has other plans. Not only was this song stuck in my mind, but I kept opening up verses on my YouVersion Bible App about LOVE. So, that got me thinking, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

1 Corinthians 13:13

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Mark 12:30-31

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

If you read these two Bible verses, Love is EVERYTHING! There is no commandment greater than love, love for God, and love for your neighbor. I bet everyone here has read Mark 12:30-31 several times, and if you’re like me, then you’ve struggled with how to love your neighbor as yourself.

The first commandment was to Love your God with all your heart and with all your soul. I wrote a devotion on how I “show” my love for God last year, and I went back and read the post this morning. I still do those same things to show my love for the Lord, so that makes me happy.

I’ve also written about the second greatest commandment, Love your neighbor as yourself. If I’m being honest, that was the part that I found challenging. How could I come to LOVE people who I found unloveable? As I was pondering that question again this morning, it struck me, what if “I” am unloveable?

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:19

19 We love because he first loved us.

I don’t like to think of myself as being unloveable, but what if I am the person that someone is struggling to love? My actions and words might be something that my neighbor finds unloveable, and they might be wondering how in the world they are supposed to love me.

While that thought is disturbing, it is even more disturbing to think that the Lord might find me unloveable. I believe that I’ve taken it for granted that the Lord loves me, forgives me, and will never forsake me, but I’m sure I’ve done plenty of things that the Lord is unhappy about.

I’m humbled that the Lord gave His only Son for me, died for me, and arose for me. I’m also thrilled that He loves me even though I’m unloveable at times. It sure makes it easier to love my neighbor, who might have done me wrong, when I think about what I’ve done and how my Lord and Savior still loves me.

Love has EVERYTHING to do with it!

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Aloa wrote:

    Love your post so uplifting. First time on here and I will be sure to read all your post.

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  2. Gail F wrote:

    Thank you for loving God as much as I do. Don’t ever stop and don’t let the devil bring you down. Your God’s daughter, be proud of it.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  3. Cathy Waters wrote:

    Thank you for the devotion. I don’t like to think that others may see me as unlovable. I pray that my words and actions will only show love to others. Love your blog not only for fashion but your words of encouragement and sometimes humor.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  4. Charlcy wrote:

    What a beautiful way to show your love for God, Tania! Way to go! And yes, you know Jesus loves you everyday, no matter what!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  5. Brenda Summersgill wrote:

    Our church is starting 21 days of fasting and prayer today and they put out a devotion for each day. The first one was about love and then I read your post. I’m thinking God wants me to think about how I love others. Good word.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  6. Beth wrote:

    Love this! Thank you for your Sunday posts. I read them every week, and they bless me every time.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  7. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    Another thought provoking post! Do you feel that just because we are instructed to love our neighbors it doesn’t mean that we have to ‘like’ them or their actions?

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I like people that I don’t love, and I love people that I don’t always like.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  8. Ann wrote:

    I like your Sunday posts. It’s always good to get someone else’s perspective on the Word and yours is often enlightening.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  9. Linda wrote:

    AMEN!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  10. RORY wrote:

    Great post! Have a wonderful week.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  11. Karen wrote:

    I love your Sunday posts. I look forward to them every week. God Bless You!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  12. Lisa wrote:

    I love your Sunday posts!! ♥️

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  13. Becky wrote:

    You are a very intelligent woman! Your Sunday posts are great.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  14. Joan wrote:

    Thank you for these wise words, Tania! Have a blessed day! BTW
    I LOVE Tina Turner😆

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  15. Joy VanDeMortel wrote:

    Thought provoking post! Thank you for the reminder about being the greatest!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  16. Ann wrote:

    Tania,
    Thanks for your sweet
    sharing on Love. The verses and the story blessed my heart. I also read your other related posts on love and loved those too!
    I think you are an amazing Christian woman!
    I appreciate you.
    Ann in VA

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thank you so much, Ann! That was a very nice thing for you to say.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  17. Sharon Wilson wrote:

    Tania, how thought Provo. I also went back and read you post from last year. I am thankful for you devotion on Sundays & Bible verses. It is refrigerated in this day to know you can publicly Praise the Lord. God will reward your faithfulness!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m glad you liked the post, Shannon. I try to give God the glory since He is the reason I’m able to have this platform.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  18. Cheryll wrote:

    Great thoughts for an early Sunday morning.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  19. Jamie Pannell wrote:

    This really hit home for me today! Thank you for this new perspective. I believe that it is similar to how I feel about trust. In order to trust others, I must first be trustworthy. Could I feel a deeper love for others by improving my “lovability”? I think the answer is yes!

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jamie, yes! Exactly!!! I need to work on being more loveable!

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  20. Nancy wrote:

    . Puts a whole new spin on it to think that others may find you ‘unloveable’. We all struggle with something. Thanks for your words today Tania.

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought it was a different way of looking at it too.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  21. Eve wrote:

    Great post. Tania. Love is caring. It’s kind. We can do that. I think there’s a difference between liking and loving. You can love someone because they are human and weak like us. We don’t have to like their ways. This particularly applies to family,😁

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I think that liking and loving is where we all get confused. You are right, we don’t have to like their ways to love the person.

      Posted 1.9.22 Reply
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