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Actions of love require thinking.
Love is a verb that requires intention. You have to decide to love God and people. Putting others before yourself isn’t natural. Part of the human condition is innate selfishness. If you think you’re not selfish, you’re kidding yourself. God created us with free will and the right to choose how we live our lives. We can follow Him or not; God doesn’t force us to love Him. However, God’s desire for us is to do everything in love.
Before we do something, we have to think about doing it. Therefore, if we pre-decide we’re going to do everything in love, we’ll ponder our motives. We’ll ask ourselves tough questions:
- What is my intention with this statement?
- Am I trying to build up or tear down?
- Will what I’m doing hurt this person?
Just taking the time to ask yourself these questions will help you become known for your love more than anything else.
Love is the end goal.
One day, your life will end. God is clear; He has numbered our days. The mortality rate is 100%, we all die. When that day comes, what do you want people to say about you?
I want people to know I loved the Lord, and I did the best I could to love people. Each day, I try to do better than the day before. Some days are easier than others. But I know one truth, without God, I can’t love at all.
God does everything in love. Even if we don’t understand His actions here on earth, we can ask Him all the questions that don’t make sense to us when we move into eternity with Him. But until that day, we have to trust God’s motives are ones of love.
Decide today to do everything in love. Pre-decision will help you stay the course. God’s love for you will help you succeed.
Dear Lord, thank You for Your love. Forgive us for the times we don’t love. Help us today do everything in love. When tempted to tear down, remind us we’re to build up. Let us become known for our love. In all things, the glory is Yours. Through You, we can succeed at loving others. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
How can you do everything in love today?