I am of the opinion that ‘Love’ appears as a word of action at first sight and hearing. Well, indeed, it is! Love has the distinguished honour in the English to represent what our God is! God is Love (1 John 4:8)! The genuine Love of God is pure in its all forms!
One great lesson I would like you to draw from this amazing entity called Love is this: Love does what it says! See these:
‘For God so LOVED he world that He GAVE His only begotten Son…’ John 3:16
‘But God DEMONSTRATED His own LOVE toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us
Romans 5:8 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
Love is not meant to be stored or hidden. If it is Love, it is not meant to be hidden. Love is designed to be expressed. Love is to be SEEN, FELT, and RECOGNISED. If I love a beggar, I shouldn’t sit in my airconditioned car and just say I love him/her from a distance. No. I should get out of my car, walk over to the beggar and express the love I claim to have and give something of value that can make his/her living experience better. That is Love!
Don’t claim to love people and do nothing for them. Please. Express that Love and make a difference with it. In Love is a seed to make a difference. That seed is sown as one acts out the Love one says one has.
Jesus said: “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.”
Matthew 5:15 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
This means one does not hide the good one has! No, love is good and shouldn’t be hidden!
He then said: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
Just as you let your light shine,let your love shine too! Don’t bury your love like that servant that buried his talent in Matthew 25:24-25.
The profit in love is received as one uses love. Love is to be used, not stored, not hidden. Using love is a part of one’s service to God. As one expresses love, one is expressing God. How exciting will it be to express God everywhere everyday! I want that kind of living!
Beloved, God loved you,so He did something! He GAVE you an eternal treasure in Christ Jesus! He gave the most precious gift of all time so that you could receive eternal life. He wants you to imitate Him and spread the same love you Have received around the world.
Please respond to His call and begin to make a difference with the Love He has placed within you. If you love a sinner, share the gospel with him or her. If you love your pastor, pray for him or her. If you love your country, pray for her, make a difference in her with the Love of God within you as God leads you.
As I conclude, let me reiterate that GOD is LOVE,therefore, all your acts of love must be in line with His holy and righteous nature. Again, LOVE DOES WHAT IT SAYS. LOVE IS SEEN IN ITS ACTS! Our Lord Jesus said:
“If you LOVE Me, KEEP My commandments.”
John 14:15 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
Also, the Word of God adds here that:
‘If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.”
I John 4:20-21 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
Beloved, what difference will you start making with the Love of God that dwells within you? Please start NOW! Do ask the Holy Spirit to help you; He is the facilitator of God’s Love within you (Romans 5:5) and your HELPER for life (John 14:16)! You can love like God loves, beloved!
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