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The Biggest Risk of All

Giving your heart away
Giving your heart away
Drawn by Connor Boysen, age 7, Greenwood Elementary School

What's the hardest thing to give away? When we give this emotion packed organ away, we pray the receiver will be around to stay.

When someone comes into our lives we try to hang onto our hearts, fearful of letting them go. Fearful, because once we let it go, we have given our heart away, we have given ourselves, all of who we are and at that point~we become very vulnerable to hurt. But we have also opened ourselves and our lives up to one of God's greatest gifts to us - LOVE.

There is nothing better than the blessing of love. God tells us over and over again to LOVE one another.

In 1John3:11 NIV it puts it like this, "This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should LOVE one another.

When we "fall in love" changes happen to our physical bodies. Our hearts flutter, we might feel flush, we can't stop smiling, our eyes may twinkle more and we might notice other things such as our steps feel lighter or we become giggly to name a couple.

It might be a similar feeling to when we feel the presence of God. We can't miss it! There is a healthiness which overcomes us and a joy which creates a mesmerizing affect on us.

Simply put in John 15:23, we are told "This is my commandment, that you LOVE one another as I have loved you."

Gal5:22 tells us, "But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness ... so is it any wonder this very "Spirit" reflects the elated feelings of our heart?

Often delivered in words of poetry, we tell of our great love. The Song of Solomon is no different where it is said in many poetic words found in versus 2:10, 14; 4:3.

In SONGS 1:2, it is told like this. "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth - For your LOVE is better than wine." and in 5:16, "His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend ....

Such sweet love we are told of, may it be yours today. Take the biggest risk of all, when love comes your way. If we don't love with all of our heart, we will miss the greatest joy of all. Give your heart away. Happy Valentine's Day!

1CORIN 13:13 "and now abide in faith, hope, LOVE, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE!


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