Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spending Love

My wonderful cousin, Sharla shared a quote with my mom the other day and I have really been thinking about it a lot...

"We are not here to earn God's love, we are here to spend it!"

Such a simple thought. God's love is unconditional. Nothing we could do would ever change that and we will never need to win him over. We are here simply to let His love show through us. 
So easily said and yet it can be hard to do... Life can get in the way and resentment or pride can really cause hardening of our hearts towards others. I really want to make this my new goal in life. I just want to try very hard to have love for everyone, no matter what our differences are, regardless of whether or not they love me. If I fail miserably one day I can just try harder the next day.Wouldn't the world be a much better place if everyone tried their best to spend God's love? 
Thank you for the beautiful, inspiring words Sharla:)


  1. Ashley, what a great interpetation of that quote!! You and Sharla have both been my rock here lately with some things that I have been going through. I thank God for you, I love you very much.
    Ashley, you are wiser than your years. You spend God's love everyday!

  2. Thank you for the great reminder of something that is so true, yet so hard to remember and live by. Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. You are so right! Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational thoughts.

  4. I love this!! I will have to write this one down and remind myself of his love...thanks for sharing~
    xoxo Susie~