Love can’t be bargained or negotiated for. It isn’t something you can haggle over in a contract. It isn’t even something you can buy. One must choose to give their love away.
Do we know this? Oh…yes, we say we do and in our minds we do, but what about in that little part of our heart that longs to be accepted–loved? Why do we work so hard for approval, accolades, awards…kudos? Why doesn’t our heart choose to believe that love flows freely from one to another–with no strings attached? I suppose it’s a bit of a mystery.
Do the tiny hearts of our children know that they too, cannot earn love? Do we show these precious souls that we unconditionally choose to love them? Do we choose to tell them everyday how much we love them, so that they don’t feel the need to perform for us like a trained circus animal?
We don’t choose to serve in order to receive love. We choose to serve because of love–we wish to impart a blessing on another. Not out of obligation, out of the wellspring of our heart–because it would be impossible not! …choose this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15.
Love is a free gift that blooms in ones heart and its fragrance is felt by another. Choose this day…to show someone, you love them.