I was thrilled when I was contacted to review Stormie Omartian’s new book Choose Love because she was one of the first Christian writers I ever read.
The title also caught my attention. As a Christian living in this 2014 world, I often think about love (or lack thereof).
To me, love is the most important “thing” to have, experience and give.
Choose Love is broken down into three choices:
1. Choose to Receive God’s Love for You:
Stormie writes, “Many people don’t really know God, so they don’t know His love. They know what good, bad, or erroneous things people have told them about God, but they don’t know Him. And I am talking about some of the many who believe in Him as well as those who doubt Him. Understanding God’s love for us is a never-ending quest that will not be full realized until we are with Him in heaven.”
2. Choose to Express Your Love for God:
“You express your love for God when you trust Him in all things. Thinking you don’t need Him except in an emergency or crisis does not please Him. You show love for God when you recognize your own weakness and dependence upon Him. It tells God that you don’t want to even try to make it through a day without Him.”
3. Choose to Love Others in a Way That Pleases God
“There is a price to pay for lovelessness, but the good news is that we don’t have to live this way. God can free us from all of that and keep our hearts filled with His love. But there is a choice we make. We choose to let our heart overflow with God’s love, we choose to express our love for Him, and in the process our heart of love overflows to others. This is seen in the way we talk to and act toward people, and it pleases them as well as God.”
In the King James Version of The Bible, the word “love” (not including its variations) is mentioned 314 times.
And one of the most famous, well-known verses is this:
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (NLT)
That’s love. And we, as disciples of the Lord, should learn to choose love over hate more often.
Would you like to win a copy of Choose Love? I have been given 3 copies for a giveaway. Just leave a comment below! A winner will be chosen at random. Sadly, this giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry international Divas!
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!
(Parts of this article have been excerpted from Choose Love by Stormie Omartian. Used with permission).
FTC: I received Choose Love for review. All opinions are my own.