Growing Love 

  
When I got married, I didn’t think that I could love my husband any more than I did.

 I have found this to not be true! 

I actually love my husband more today than I did back then.

We read in the book of Galatians chapter 5 about the fruit of the Spirit. (Verses 22-23). 

What does fruit do? 

It grows! 

We can cause our love to grow by practicing or cultivating it.

I shared this with my husband and we have been practicing acts of love ever since. 

He opens the car door for me (8 times out of 10), he surprises me by doing the laundry,  I walk out to greet him when he comes home from fishing or work; these are just a few acts of love we practice.

We try to give each other the best gifts that we can. We thank God for each other and pray for each other. We say, “I love you!!”  many times through out the day.

Our marriage isn’t perfect but it sure gets better and better! 

  

Another thing I do is read the Love chapter in 1 Cor. 13:4-8. 

I replace the word Love with my name.

Try it:
 _______endures with patience and serenity, _____ is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; ______does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. ______is not rude; is not self-seeking, is not provoked nor overly sensitive and easily angered; ______does not take into account a wrong endured. _______does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth when right and truth prevail. ________bears all things regardless of what comes, believes all things looking for the best in each one, hopes all things remaining steadfast during difficult times, endures all things without weakening. ______never fails; never fades nor ends.

                     ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8 AMP 

 I encourage you to ask God to show you how you can cultivate and practice love towards your spouse and family and friends. I truly believe that if I can do it, anybody can do it!

God desires that we walk in love and show love towards each other. (John 13:34). 

                         In God’s love

                            Tracy Mason
  

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