For 28 days, I will devote my posts on social media and my website with a theme of love. There will be no discussion of politics, nor anything pertaining to it. As a woman of faith, I know that God calls me to be the bigger person. To be the salt and light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16) He commands us to love everyone, including our enemies. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)
The purpose of my 28 Days of Love Challenge is help start a ripple effect that will touch other lives in a positive way. To pay it forward with love. To be the hands and feet of Jesus by sharing His unconditional love. So as I ponder what love can accomplish, here's some of my thoughts:
- Love softens hearts. (Ezekiel 36:26)
- Love mends torn relationships. (2 Corinthians 5:18)
- Love gives us hope. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
- Love helps us to forgive. (Ephesians 4:32)
- Love humbles us. (Ephesians 4:2)
- Love covers a multitude of sin. (1 Peter 4:8)
- Love rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:6)
- Love creates unity. (Colossians 3:14)
- Love promotes peace. (Proverbs 12:20 & Colossians 3:15)
- Love perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
- Love is patient and kind. (1 Corinthians 13:4)
- Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8)
While I'm all for a month of love, I can't take credit for this idea. Instead, I want to thank my friend, Connie Lewis Leonard, for her brilliant idea of creating 28 Days of Love. Thank you so much! It spurred me on to pay it forward and do the same.
If you are frustrated, burnt out, and fed up with the political bashing and negativity, I encourage you to jump on board this love train. Feel free to share my blog post, create your own theme of love for your website, or dedicate yourself to share love on social media in February.
I'm going to close with my favorite love song by Hillsong Worship; Love on the Line. There is no greater love than with Christ. For this, I am forever grateful.