The Power of Love

February has always been known as the month of Love! This is the one time of year that society tells us that we are to shower our husbands, wives, soul-mates, boyfriends, girlfriends, and or our significant others with gifts that represents the love we have for one another. This is the one time during the year that it is okay to openly express that love is in the air.

So what happens when the candles are blown out, the dinner has been consumed, the flowers has withered, the chocolate eaten or hidden in the refrigerator for a later time and the fine jewelry has safely been stored away. Is the thrill of this special day gone already and back to the rut and rat race of love as we know it. Was it just for show only or is real love still lingering behind, nice and steady, standing strong  and firmly rooted in communication, compassion and compromise?

As I think back about my younger personal experiences of relationships disguise as or hid behind the puffed up word Love, they have been very painful and selfish thoughts that I allowed others to impose upon me. I was always willing to give, never on the receiving end as the way God intended for love to be as it relates to how we are to treat, be treated, and love one another. Hindsight, if Love (being an action word) is to be acted upon as it is out lined in what is called the Love chapter in the Bible, (1 Corinthians 13:1-13), then let brotherly love rule and reign throughout while discrimination, selfishness, self-centeredness and hatred cease!

” Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2) And though I have the gif of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have  all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (Love), I am nothing. 3) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profited me nothing. 4) Charity (Love) sufferers long, and is kind; charity (love) envies not; charity (love) vaunted not itself, is not puffed up, 5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, think not evil; 6) rejoice not in iniquity, but rejoice in the truth; 7) Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8) Charity (Love) never fails; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9) Fo we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I though as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13) And now abides faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (Love)!” 

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life

2 thoughts on “The Power of Love

    1. Audre'L Davis-Jones Post author

      Thanks so much Tashanda Porter for going on this emotional journey with me through my book, “Battle Scars of Emotions~Divine Healing from the Scars of Life!” It has been in some of my most difficult and darkest times in life when I had to rely on the strength of the Lord to see me through. Not long ago I found that I had to come into myself and in my point of weakness, I was made strong through Christ Jesus and through the word of God!
      Stay Strong!

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