Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Power of Love

by Aleta Kay

          It seems everyone these days wants power. Women want to be empowered to fight every disease on the planet, be super women at work, super models, super moms, super athletes, super at everything but marriage and being a wife. Some women aren’t very good at being super moms either. They have too many other demands on their time.
          So what is love? How do we have time to show love to our kids and husbands and still be superwomen? Well, the Bible’s definition of a superwoman is not the same as the rest of the world.
          If you want to have a great family, be a superwoman in the eyes of your husband and kids, here’s the secret: forget about yourself. Forget your agenda. Forget your jewelry, make-up, looking beautiful. They don’t care near as much about that as they do about you spending time with them. Make your husband and kids (in that order) your number one priority and you will have a great family.
          Jesus set the example. He died to His own desires. He left the splendor of heaven; the riches of His origin, to be born as a lowly human in the most humble of circumstances to show us what love is. He lived it every day of His earthly life. He willingly laid down His life in the cruelest form of execution known to man. While on the cross He forgave His executioners and tormentors. He had compassion on those who put Him on that cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. I John 4:11 says, “If God so loved us, so ought we to love one another.” Love that is not willing to give 100% expecting, asking nothing in return, is not genuine love. It is a form of love with selfish motives. Jesus went to the cross because He loved us (and still does, now that He is seated at the right hand of the Father).
          If you really, genuinely love your family, you will risk their disdain, anger, or even hatred, and tell them of the love of Christ so they may avoid an eternity in the flames and torments of hell, and live instead in heaven for all eternity. That’s how you get to be a superwoman, super wife, and super mom. Give it all you got. You only get one lifetime to do it right.

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