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June 16, 2014

Because I Love You

Can you lay down with me for one minute, because I love you?
Will you brush my hair, because I love you?
You can throw away my trash, because I love you.
Will you play outside with me, because I love you?
We are doing school, because I love you?
You are laughing, because I love you?
I'm picking out this book, because I love you.

"Because I love you" has become the most frequently used phrase around our house as of late.  Ryleigh tags it on to almost every statement/question/exclamation.  I'm not sure what started it but I'm pretty confident I never want it to end...it's absolutely adorable.

It has made me start thinking though...how often is love a motivator for my actions?
Do I listen/obey/worship/ God because I love Him?  Is there another motive?  What if I started tagging that phrase on to every statement/question/exclamation that I said?

I am spending time with You, because I love You.
I will listen, because I love You.
I will obey, because I love You.
I will praise Your name, because I love You.
I will give sacrificially, because I love You.
I will act to further Your Glory, because I love You.
I love, because I love You.

My favorite part of this current line of thinking is how much it directly points back to our Father.  Being able to take the opportunity to explain that it is indeed why He does everything.  
Because He loves us.

I created the world, because I love you.
I sacrificed my Son, because I love you.
I forgive sin, because I love you.
I created a way for you to have eternal life, because I love you.
I give, because I love you.
I take away, because I love you.
You know love, because I love you.

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