Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn't not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others. It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ⠀
Love is not a warm, fuzzy feeling. Love is taking action on a feeling; knowing that God cannot and WILL NOT bless intention. God can only bless action. That means love may start with a feeling which then leads to action, and then leads to steadfastness. In fact, I don’t know if there is a better word to use for love than steadfastness. When you love, you're there; present, immovable, and constant no matter what.