Marvin Sapp is back from his period of consecration that began at the start of the new year and is now sharing his prayer and insights about love.
Sapp, 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Instagram page to question people's ideas about love while contributing a few of his own. In a post that he introduced as a personal observation, Sapp spoke about how frightening it is to see people use the phrase "I love you" so easily.
"Many use it as a manipulative tool to get what they think they want. However I wonder while using them do we really understand the depth of what has been uttered from our mouths," he wrote. "'I Love You' to me means total commitment, the giving of ones all, losing out on some [of] your desires in order to grant theirs."
While he continued by insisting 'I Love You' is more than just three words, Sapp went on to explain why it is a selfless act and lifestyle change.
"It is the commitment to another's happiness above your own which is the ultimate sacrifice. I'm beginning to wonder in our pursuits for relationship happiness do we really understand what I Love You really means," he wrote. "I said it once before and lost a lot in the process but the gains with her far out weighed what I thought were losses."
The minister went on to reveal his prayer for people using and receiving the phrase, I love you.
"Prayerfully I hope all get the opportunity to experience the hearing and the actions of real love," Sapp wrote. "But most importantly I pray when we say it we understand the seriousness of the word we've selected...."
Sapp has raised his three children as a full-time single father ever since his wife died from cancer. The gospel singer previously spoke to Eurweb.com about missing his late wife, MaLinda Sapp, who lost her battle with colon cancer.
"There are days when I get up and I cry, thinking of her. There are days thinking of her and I smile," Sapp told the website. "There are days when I'm angry. Days that I'm not … we miss her."
Sapp and his wife were the head pastors at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before she passed away.