Love Series, Part 3: Love Is Just One Simple Decision Out of 35,000

For You From The Word

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

For You To Think About

Third in a series

Woman making a decision at a crossroadsThe scientific community tells us we make 35,000 decisions each day. That includes practical decisions like:

  • I’ll have Cheerios instead of an omelet.
  • I’ll wait for that car to pass through the light before I turn left.
  • I’ll wear the jeans that make me look thinner.

But we can also make decisions like:

  • I’m going to pick up the phone, call her, and encourage her.
  • I’m going to find out what clothes or food she needs.
  • I’m going to pray for her.

The decision to love is certainly not driven by complacency. Nor is love necessarily based on affection, attraction, or the other’s worthiness. Rather, to love another is to make a deliberate choice to serve another. That’s why love is defined as a decision, not a feeling.

God made that powerful decision in loving us when we needed it the most: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).

Women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy need love. Will love be one of the 35,000 decisions you make today?

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
I will make thousands of decisions today. Let one of my decisions be to love those who need it most. Show me how to do that.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read More

Love Series, Part 1: Love – This Is the Way
Love Series, Part 2: What Agape Means

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