Love Does

I’ve been thinking about love a lot lately.

On Monday, we brought home our baby girl and love just oozes from her and fills our home.


On Wednesday, we celebrated our wedding anniversary and John’s love for me is a blessing I can’t describe.


All week, I’ve been reading the book Love Does and it’s changing me much the way One Thousand Gifts did last year.




I keep going back to this, from Matthew 22:

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

I’ve been mulling this verse over, pondering it in my mind and in my heart because we have been loved so well during the past few months.  We know an awful lot of people who believe that Love Does.  

And I really want to ask you guys, my beloved readers:  “What does that look like?”

Will you think on it?  Will you share how you feel and what you come up with?  What does LOVE as a verb look like?  You can share here and you can reply to each other in comments and I think it would be amazing to see all the things that God has laid on our hearts.

What would it mean if we lived like this:  Love Does.

Don’t be shy, tell me what you think in the comments or on Facebook and I’ll write a follow up on all of our thoughts.

4 thoughts on “Love Does

  1. I believe LOVE DOES means:
    Doing, not just saying
    Saying yes when provided with an opportunity to help or give
    Living a life of gratitude and thankfulness
    Speaking life, speaking positive words and avoiding the negative
    Walking close to Jesus
    Not throwing stones, but instead sharing the love of Jesus
    Being willing to say “I’m sorry” and not having to be right
    Meeting the needs of others without worrying about our own comfort
    Giving generously of money, time and resources

    That’s a start and I have more but I want to see what you guys have to say too!

  2. I believe Love Does means giving of my time, money, food, resources when I have a zillion other things I could be doing with it, but someone else needs it just a little bit (or a whole lot) more than I do. I believe that when Love Does something to motivate me to act, whatever Love I share comes back to men tenfold. That’s just the first thoughts that came to mind…there may be more as I have time to sit and ponder. Love you!

  3. Love Does:
    Bites the tongue
    Treats others the way they want to be treated
    Serves God, Serves others
    Makes a Difference
    Abides in Jesus
    Laughs with those that need to laugh and cries with those that need to cry and sometimes just sits quietly with those that need to just have a friend nearby
    Worships God through life, not just music and “church”
    Counts the blessings of Jesus, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem
    Respect to my Husband
    Disciplining my children and raising them to know God is ALIVE
    Obedience and follows in faith
    Love is an action and DOES life well

  4. I took a poll from the kids here: LOVE does: Baseball practice, sweet facebook post to our friends, sweet kisses from a dog when you get home. I think LOVE does kind things for each other when we are tired, It allows us to go beyond ourselves.

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