How do I love Thee?
Let me count the ways –
I love You knowing You first loved me.
I love You amazed that You love me even when I live for myself or live apart from You.
I love You because You promise to be with me always – even when this life and this earth ends.
I love You realizing You love everyone…EVERYONE.
I love You with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.
My love for You will never grow cold; my heart will not be hardened against You.
I love You knowing that You continue to love me when I am unlovely.
I respect Your love for me so much that I desire to love others as You love me.
Understanding that the more I love You, the more of Yourself You reveal to me.
I will love others because You love me.
My love is sincere because Your love is sincere.
I love Your Spirit knowing that He is my Comforter and Counselor.
I love the way You know me by name; know the hairs on my head; know the true me; and love me completely. Because of the love You have showered upon me, I am led to call upon Your name, trust You with even the hairs on my head, desire to be more like You and love You completely.
Your love for me never fails. Forgive me when my love for You falters.
I have faith and hope, but I understand the greatest of all is love.
I pursue love because You ask me to do so.
I will not love this world more than I love You.
I loved You yesterday. I love You today. I will continue loving You tomorrow and always.
Jude 1:21, I will “keep <myself> in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”
In this season that we celebrate Your birth, I will proclaim Your love for others to others. Amen.
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