Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. - Romans 12:9-10
I like this verse because it moves my focus from myself to others in a sincere way. It's easy to love people for how they bless me, which is really love of myself. But to love others for what I can give them, that is divine insight. Make me so devoted to others that I forget my needs and wants and simply find my joy in making their lives better as children of God. Help me to hate what is evil for them and to promote faith and love in all I do. Make me a tool in your hand that fixes things instead of breaking them. Thank you for going behind me and fixing what I have broken too.
Pastor Don Patterson
Appreciation says "Thank You" for loving me. Love says, "Thank you for letting me love you."