Thankful Thursday ~ Love

I’m thankful for …

* my hubby that loves me with his whole heart, even when I’m in the worst of foul moods and feel ugly in both body & spirit

* my poochies that may not know the meaning of love but show unconditional love in the way that they follow me around, and when I’m sitting or laying down, how they hug up so close beside me that if they were any closer they’d be on the other side of me

* my parents that love me as only parents can … for who I am

There are so many others that I’m thankful for … those that love me and those that I love.

But what really is love? Is it only a feeling? Is it an action? Is it both?

I think love is both a feeling and an action.

I can think about many occasions within our marriage when hubby and I may not have liked each other at the time but continued to serve each other because of the love that we share and the commitment to each other that we made on that December night oh so many years ago.

“Love is patient, love is kind … ” I remember our pastor asking us to take out “love” and insert our names: “Lisa is patient, Lisa is kind …” am I really patient and kind all the time?

No. There are many times that Lisa is very impatient and incredibly unkind.

Thankfully, I have a Father in heaven that gives me opportunities for second chance upon second chance. How? By asking for His forgiveness and then relying on Him to help me be the daughter of the King that He’s called me to be.

The love of the Lord.

I can’t think of anything that I am more thankful for.

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13 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday ~ Love

  1. Lisa, welcome to the Thankful Thursday ‘bunch’ :). I hope that your participation will be blessing to you.
    I too have sometimes a mood that is not very kind, but my Sweetheart still loves me.
    The picture of your pooches is just too cute. We have two as well-and the follow me around too.
    I think a parents love is very unique, just like our Heavenly father’s love.
    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.
    Be blessed today and always.

  2. Beautiful. Love really is a decision. A decision to love someone when the warm, fuzzy feeling isn’t there. I’m so glad that God’s love is unconditional. May you have a blessed week.

  3. We learned recently in our Homebuilders Bible study that love is an action verb. It is a choice, a will, an action to choose to love even when the fuzzy feelings might not be there. I am so happy your husband is so loving. Blessings to you this week!

  4. Lisa ,

    Welcome to TT. I am so glad you joined. I like your list .May the Lord bless you this week and always.

    In his endless love,

    Angel ( Angel Mama )

  5. Love is the key to everything, isn’t it? Without His love we are nothing. Thanks for the beautiful list! Blessings to you!

  6. I can SO relate to your post, and heartily agree…the love of God is amazing, and to find the love of a good man?? Priceless as well:-)

  7. Ladies, thank you so much for your sweet comments. You have truly blessed me with them!

    Iris, thank you for hosting Thankful Thursday and I hope the heat begins to break for y’all out west.

    ~Lisa

  8. I included a part about my husband on my list today and said the same thing–“Love is not only a feeling, it is an action”.

    Great post!

  9. What a thought-provoking post on love. And, I appreciate your being so real. Thank you for sharing your thankfulness of love in action. πŸ™‚

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