BLOGWORDS – 13 March 2017 – NEW WEEK NEW FACE – GUEST POST – EMILIE HENDRYX
NEW WEEK NEW FACE – GUEST POST – EMILIE HENDRYX
A Different Kind of True Love by Emilie Hendryx
The depth of love we can express is untapped and truly amazing. We see a hint of it here and there. Maybe someone buys your coffee at Starbucks in the drive through or a teen helps an elderly person across the street but these things are rare.
Why are we blinded by our selfishness?
I was looking through one of the many posts of ‘things that will touch your heart’ (or some similar title) and unfortunately these pictures are small in number compared to the 7+ billion people who live on the earth.
Are you one of these people? Maybe you aren’t caught on camera, maybe your act of love doesn’t go viral, but do you go out of your way for a kindness? Do you love from the very deepest part of your being? The beauty of being in Christ is that you can do these things. You can love like He does because He’s in you. There’s no excuse for you not to consider someone else greater than you – aside from our own selfishness that we all battle.
My heart is full with the capacity we have to love. With a true love.
But are we loving? Are we looking for ways to express that love to others? How often do we find ourselves overrun with things that need to get done, a shopping list, a chore, an errand…These things distract us from our true purpose here on earth. To love others as God has loved us and to show them that He loves them too.
Why not partner together and love – I mean really love others. Give of ourselves, our time, our finances. Share our story. Sacrifice our desires once in a while. Give up getting that next thing in place of providing something for someone in need. Step past our judgments to see the heart realizing we aren’t perfect.
It’ll be awkward at first. It may even scare you to act outside of your comfort zone, but isn’t that what the Lord calls us to? He doesn’t tell us to stay safely locked inside our comfortable lives but rather to love our enemies, carry the burdens of others, and shine our light for all to see.
Let’s show the world what True Love really looks like.
Emilie is a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer living in Dayton, Ohio. She’s a member of ACFW and writes romantic suspense and YA Sci-Fi. She’s got a soft spot in her heart for animals and a love for the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, you can find her designing fun bookish items for her Etsy and Society6 shops all while drinking too much coffee.