A few days ago I posted a question on my Facebook page as well and on my blog and a few of you responded (THANKS by the way)!!!!
The question was:
How does a person know when you’re serious about your relationship with them?
Some people said tell them. I like that answer. That is a good option. You should always tell people how much they mean to you while you can. Many times words are used to tear people down. Words are so powerful. However you can choose to use your words to build someone up, to let them know just how important they are and why 😉
Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Other people said show them. I like this answer as well. It is better than the first. As words are important so are actions. We have all heard the saying, actions speak louder than words. We could say you love someone, BUT treat them in a not so loving way. You can say how important a person is to you, but never show them.
Romans 13:10a & 1 Peter 4:8
Love does no wrong to a neighbor
Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.
This leads me to the last option some people suggested, do both; tell them and show them. This is the best option.
When we genuinely love someone we decide that their needs supersede ours. We are willing to forgive. We are willing to treat them better than what our words have said. So the question for you is then, who are the people in your life that you care deeply about? How do they know it? You can’t answer this question from what you perceive you do, but only the reality of the one who receives your love can give true insight into if you make them feel special.
Count every day as a chance to experience God’s love, and pass that love on to someone else…