Is your love really deep? [How deep is it?]


 By Herbert Mtowo

How much do you value your spouse? Is he or she the most valuable thing you have – a possession that is beyond any price? Song of Solomon 8:6 Set me as a signet upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm: for love [is] strong as death; jealousy [is] cruel as the grave: the coals of it [are] coals of fire, [which has a] mighty flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it: if [a] man gave all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly despised. The woman in this passage cries out to be special to her husband. She wants to feel like he considers her the most valuable thing in his life. She asks the he stamp her on his heart, in such a way that she takes the first place in his life. She asks that he places her as a mark on his arm, so that he continually sees the mark and thinks of her. This is the kind of love that the Lord intends every husband and wife to have. A love that is so consumed with the other person, that you think about them all the time, and cannot help but include them in every part of your life. Love is such a powerful force that it can overcome any obstacle in life. The poetic descriptions given here show just how powerful the force of love can be. Love is strong as death. Who could ever resist the power of death and tell death to go away? Yet love can be just as powerful, and when a person truly loves, that power becomes irresistible. Do you remember what it was like the first time you fell in love? You could think about little other than the one you loved. Your mind was consumed with that person. But now it does not feel quite the same does it? You have learned to take your lover for granted, and just assume he or she will be there. Love will not let go Who would gladly give up the one that they love? It is natural to be jealous over such a person to the point of being cruel to anyone who tries to interfere with it. You will fight with all you have to keep that person, because of your love for them. Love is a fire that burns inside of you. It burns so hard sometimes that it even hurts, and you cannot explain or control it. It is a fire out of control. Love Cannot Be Quenched When love is real, there is nothing that can quench it. It rages on like a forest fire that is out of control. There is nothing that anyone can say that will change the way you feel about the one you love. People may try to put you off. Circumstances may try to change your attitude. Arguments and fights might try to kill it. But true love will always continue to fight back. Love Is Priceless You cannot buy love nor sell it. When you love someone completely, there is nothing in this world that you will not gladly give up for that person. Yet to receive the love of another, you can offer all you have and not get it. I would like you to imagine a few things now to realize how special your husband or wife really is. • Do you realize that by loving you, your spouse has given to you the most valuable thing in their life? • Do you realize how blessed you are to be given freely, something that nobody else could buy? • Do you realize the price that your lover has paid to give you their heart? If all of this is true, then surely the least you can do is to return that love, by giving this person your whole heart without any restrictions. What will this involve? What will it cost? It will cost you everything. It will involve giving up all you are and have and placing it in the hands of this one who loves you. If you are not prepared to do this, then your spouse has paid a bigger price than you are prepared to pay. Perhaps they deserve someone better than you

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  1. I believe love it’s a feeling, u cannot describe it. It cannot see the beauty or the ugly, that’s how it is. It compromises, it listens, understands and has no limits. The beauty of LOVE is within!!!!

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