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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. PSALMS 118:1

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What a beautiful sunny day we are having here in good ole Ky!
Temps are still cold
but I am just in LOVE
with the sun that
is shinning through the windows today.
 
Yes, today's Word (keeping in theme with February)
is
 
 LOVE....
A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection
Here in Blog Land we express our love in many different ways.....
 
 
We love our Grands...
 
 
 
We love our homes....
5567 Ecton Rd, Winchester, KY 40391
 
Our love for decorating...
 
 
A love for gardening..
 
 
Who doesn't chocolate...
Deep Dish Chocolate Chip cookie pie!!
Deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie
by Mamalovesfood.com


And Fried chicken...yum
Made by me...
 
There are four different Greek words
for love....
Agape, Storge, Philio, Eros.
 
Eros is a Greek term for a type of love.
While this word does not appear in Scripture,
eros is one of the four types of love in the Bible.
 
  Eros is the physical, sensual love between a husband and wife.
 
 
AGAPE LOVE.
Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love,
 the highest of the four types of love
This Greek word and variations of it are found throughout the New Testament.
 Agape perfectly describes the kind of love Jesus Christ
 has for his Father and for his followers:
Jesus lived out agape by sacrificing himself for the sins of the world.
 
 
We are to show Agape love to others......
Visiting those in Prison
Giving to the needy
 
Mission trip ti Haiti-sharing the gospel



There are so many ways to share Agape Love to others..
It is simply just being the hands and feet of Jesus of Jesus to the World.
 
 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I too will love them and show myself to them.
John 14:21, NIV
 
 
  PHILIA OR PHILEO
means close friendship or brotherly love in Greek..
this past Sunday.
 
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 
Romans 12:10 ESV
 
Next we have Storge..
 
STORGE
Storge is a term for love in the Bible you may not be familiar with.
 Even though this Greek word for family love is not specifically found in Scripture,
 examples of it are seen throughout the Bible.
 

 
Examples of Storge love and mutual protection are Noah and his wife,
their sons and daughters-in-law in Genesis;
  the love of Jacob for his sons;
and the strong love the sisters Martha and Mary
 in the gospels had for their brother Lazarus.
 

 
Storge is the natural love and affection of a parent for their child.
It is the love of Family.
 
Yes, in our daily lives our love is shown for many
different things...
 
As followers of Christ.....
We may not love everyone like family(storge) 
or friends(philio)
or like our husband or wife (eros)...
BUT
We must love everyone with agape love..
Love them like Jesus...
Selflessly
Unconditionally
Sacrificially
and without limit..
 
"A new command I give you:
Love one another.  As I have loved you,
so you must love one another. 
 By this all men will know you are my disciples,
if you love one another."
John 13:34-35, NIV
 
What Kind of Love are you showing?
 
BLESSINGS!

PATTY
 
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God,
Because God is Love....
I John 4:7-8
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. Patty-Cakes ... I love this so much. When I come to your blog. I leave so full, so touched and feel like doing good for others and myself. YOU really are a blessing to others and Teaching us thru your beautiful blog. I am so so so so so thankful to have found it and hope that you never stop blogging !!!!

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  2. I love this post! Haha :) But I did enjoy reading about the different types you mentioned. I've never heard of storge before, but it is a very important type of love for sure. Thanks for showing me something new today :)

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful post dear Patty--

    Love your collection of china, baskets and stoneware--I had been thinking about

    collecting stone ware--

    love all your references to God and His different kinds of love--

    Enjoy the sunshine--don't know if all this bad weather is headed your way or not--hope not!

    love, d.

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  4. Patty, all your posts are good, but, this one is very good!
    Blessings and Thanks.
    Trisha

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  5. Patty, I love the fact our paths have crossed and your posts are such a blessing. I love reading them and I love the fact we are all lovers of our Lord,Jesus Christ. Thank you again

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  6. Hi Patty~ Beautiful grands, beautiful home. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    What a thoughtful post~
    SHawn

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  7. Awesome post, Patty! I have never heard of storge either! "Ya learn sumpin' new.." :) Thanks for sharing. Love how you incorporate the pix. I used to do that, but am too lazy now. LOL! Maybe you have inspired me to start again. Love you bunches!

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  8. Patty!!!!!!!!
    I "love" this post... grin!
    When I think about it I realize how I love this n that... but that we're to love Him most of all... and that He loved us first. Patty I really enjoy how you take a word... and dig deeper. I wish I could study with you and must thank you for sharing with me as you have here on your blog! You are a true blessing! LOVE ya! Lea

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  9. This was a really nice post and I enjoyed reading every last word. I also learned the greek names for love, which I did not know. I know of the loves, but not what they are called.
    Loving my way through today and leaving some here for you, too.
    Hugs!

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  10. Patty, thank you for popping in and saying hi. Love your blog and your heartfelt post... I will be following.

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  11. Blessings to you and your beautiful family. Enjoyed your pics!

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  12. What a beautiful post, Patty. I enjoyed it so much.

    Have a wonderful weekend......

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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