I picked up this sign from a new little shop that just opened up in my neck of the woods. I got it because I thought it was cute but also because it had something good to say. A reminder to always keep these ingredients on hand because they are crucial to a lifetime of love.
And, just in time for Valentine’s Day, I share with you…
The Recipe For Love
1 Cup of Romance
1 Pinch of Humor
2 Spoonfuls of Joy
1 Lb of Compatibility
3 Tablespoons of Trust
1 Cup of Respect
1/2 Lb of Sharing
1 Zest of Tenderness
3/4 Cup of Patience
Mother Teresa was right when she said that “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
We all hunger for love. But too many of us are starving because we have the wrong ingredients. We are trying to feed ourselves with things that cannot ultimately fill that innate longing.
The Hollywood version of love is skewed, the kind that typically leaves you bitter and empty. But God’s word gives us a taste of true love, the kind that endures.
Sweet and satisfying.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
I pray this is the love that fills your heart today.