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Thought and Prayer for Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 ALL WE NEED IS LOVE

Every year, right after Christmas (sometimes even before), we begin to see hearts and flowers everywhere. We are quickly reminded that Valentine’s Day is coming and to show appreciation to those we love. Many say they don’t need a day to remind them. They say we should show our appreciation and love every day. And that is so true. However, real love – true love – comes from God. Love that never changes. Love that is real. Love that will last forever. That is the love we are to remember and to show to others. Let’s be reminded today to get deeper into God’s word to learn how much He loves us and how He wants us to truly love others. Love means that we take time to spend with God and with others.

SCRIPTURE:
Colossians 3:14 “Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.” (CEV)

1 Corinthians 13:13 “Three things will continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.” (NCV)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do to experience God’s love.
2. List what He tells you to do love others in 1 Corinthians 13.
3. Know all you need is God’s love.
4. Remember to share His love with others.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know the most important thing we can do in life is to love You and love others. Help us to take time every day to reflect on how much You love us. We want to experience Your love in our lives so we can feel Your presence. We want to share the love You describe in Your word with others. Help us to think about Your love all day long and demonstrate it in all we do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Luke 10:27 “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (NLT)

“God didn't put us on earth for a job. He put us on earth to learn to love.” ~Rick Warren

1 Corinthians 13:3 “No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” (MSG)

1 John 5:3 “Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.” (NLT)

2 John 1:6 “Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.” (NLT)

FOCUS:
Romans 13:8 “Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.” (NLT)
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