|God Loves You|
"Let all you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14
This word suggests a choice. You must choose love over all options. You must choose love over being right, better, leader, correct doctrine, or political view.
You must open the door to love from our lives to those around us. You must allow things that facilitate love, this takes thought and planning but to let something happen is to be intentional.
You must not stand in the way of things that are love either.
This is a word that means everything, and without exception. It means there is no situation that acting in love can be suspended, and there is no situation that where love is second place.
To love is a personal responsibility. You cannot say that it is for others to do or that since a church has a program for the homeless or the poor or a ministry of a loving nature that it satisfies the mandate for you to love, just giving to a loving church is not enough- you must love. It has to be you expressing love to your community and every person you meet.
These two words are past tense in a present tense sentence. This is a strong emphasis. It shouts that the end result of all you are doing in the now must have the effect of love. There is no I'll start tomorrow, it is always do love now.
So much has been said and written about love that I dare not burden the universe with any more.
* Learn and memorize the scriptures on love such as 1 Corinthians 13.
* Meditate on Jesus teaching on love.
* Study his example of love.
* Pray God to open your eyes to ways you have not shown love.
* Read God's Word looking for scriptures that teach about love, and make plans to specifically obey them.
May God's standard of love be our standard and the measure of all we do.
Without a relationship with the God of love then we are not able to live out true love, to learn how to have God in your life see my other post.
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(c) Adron Dozat