There are so many we appreciate and are thankful for. Our ears are receiving them daily. When you pause and make a list of your personal love notes, the sounds become even richer. Here are a few of mine…
Prayers out of my children’s mouths.
Praise songs on the radio.
Gentle guidance in my husband’s voice.
My boys’ giggles over pure silliness.
Picking up the phone to hear a loved one’s voice on the other end.
The family dinner bell.
A chat with a friend over coffee.
“Please, thank you” and an endless surplus of “I love you” from my children.
All of these are God’s Love Notes to us throughout our day. Look for Sounds of Love; they are a melody written for you and me. These sounds are all a reflection of Christ’s love. Each day we contribute to the sound. Is it a sweet or aggravated noise?
I can Love Loud: by being a cheerleader or advocate for someone. My words can build-up a self-esteem. I can use my mouth to pour out encouragement. I can share Christ’s Love by demonstrating actions that result in life-changing Love.
I can Love Silent:from a distance, with unfailing stamina my voice can quietly lift up prayer for someone going through a painful trial. I can be watchful as I use Love Notes of Hope to form a prayer. I can rejoice quietly when I watch the Lord conquer the plan meant for harm.
I can Love Deep and Wide:by emotionally investing, pursuing and pouring out for a loved one. With a no-going-back mindset I can plant Love Notes that I water and fertilize by using words of hope, peace, love.
I can Love Sideways:by partnering with someone that needs an arms-length approach. A peripheral friend to scatter a Love Note when needed for someone to get their bearings on a situation.
And sometimesLove Just Happens: in an unexpected moment, I can see a need and” rise to the call”. Acting in a moments notice without much thought or preparation I can add encouragement with a Love Note because I have been tuned into listening to the Lord’s Love Notes over me.
“Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You.” Psalm 63:3