SERVE WITH LOVE
Wow, February is already here. I really can’t believe it’s time to write another Update article! Time really does fly by. We live in fast-moving times. I remember when it took days, even weeks, to get a handwritten letter. When I was serving in the Canadian Navy, letters were very precious to me. And then when Joan and I were courting and living in different cities, we wrote every day (even on the days we talked on the phone or saw each other). Nowadays, days pass by and I can hardly remember what I did. We can receive “letters” in minutes. Wow! It still impresses me how far we have come technology-wise.
For the year 2013, I’ve made a goal to start each of my mornings with prayer. I’ve asked God to help me take the time; to set it aside for Him. It’s not very easy for me to sit still, as you may know. My hope is that by starting each day off with Him, I will be able to fulfill my other two goals: to serve someone every day and to tell people I love them. (Oh, the power of love; it’s magnetic!) That’s a lot!
Okay, one more! To TRUST GOD! This can certainly change your day! Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Yes, I’m going to try to be better in 2013. This year sure may be different, but even though things may change, remember to rejoice! Never forget God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! It can be a great year. What God has done in our first 27 years, He can do for us in the future! Trust God!
Oh ya, I almost forgot – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I always enjoyed this special day to celebrate love with my Honey, Joan. She was my best friend. I loved her so much and miss her every day. What a special treasure she was to me. She loved each of you dearly. I want you to read a bit about love from her:
People need love all the year long. In America we have generalized the word “love.” It is used daily to express “we love this” and “we love that.” The true meaning of love is much deeper than that. I remember many years ago, when I was on a trip with Mary Crowley. We were shopping (of course!) and I made the comment, “I love that pretty blue tea pot.” Mary was quick to correct me. She said, “No, Joan, you don’t love that tea pot. You like the tea pot; you love me. You like things, but you love people.” I have never forgotten that. I like Premier Jewelry, but I love Premier Jewelers!
In I Corinthians chapter 13, Paul says this: “If we have every gift in the world, and could speak every language there is under heaven, but do not have love, we would only be making a noise.”
Serving others is not always easy to do, but it is a big part of Premier Designs. We are a “people” business. To be successful, we must be able to serve with love. Some people are very hard to love – it does not come naturally. Love never gives up. Love goes on forever. Love builds people up, and people build our business. We thank God for each of you out in the field, serving others with love. You are precious to us.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day, showing those around you how much you love them! God loves you, and I do too!
Let’s Trust God together,