It’s so easy to just leisurely talk about love. Especially as a Christian, you already know that we are supposed to love everyone, to love God first and foremost, and to put others before ourselves. But I’ve noticed more and more, that even with Christians, love is tossed around so lightly and never truly put into action. If you follow me on Facebook you may have already read a quick post about this a few days ago, but I can’t get it off my mind. How do we talk about love and still miss the essence of what real love looks like?
The thing about real love is that it’s not part-time, half-in, half-out, or something you just talk about…you can’t fake it. Have you ever noticed that there are many things that can be faked in life? We can act like we’re someone we’re not. We can dress like someone we’re not. We can talk like someone we’re not. Even in playing church…we can attend, and go on living our lives as we please. We can lift our hands in worship and cry our eyes out and never really worship Jesus. You get what I’m saying? But there’s one thing you can’t fake…or should I say…You can’t fake for long – LOVE. Plain and simple…if you don’t have it, you can’t give it. And if you try for too long to love out of your own strength, you will find yourself miserable, tired, and hardened. If you have given your life to Jesus and trust in Him, then He is our source of all love…He gives it…and displayed that on the cross for a bunch of people who hated and rejected Him. And He continues to pour love over us every second of every day for all eternity! So if we are told to love as He loves, then we can know that if we ask Him to soften our hearts and help us to love as He loves…He will do it! It’s His heart for us to pour out His love from an overflow of what He’s done in our lives. You can always tell when God is really working in someones heart because it SHOWS! 🙂
Ohhhh I could talk forever on love! And maybe I will tomorrow! 😉 But I’ll leave this with you: When you really LOVE it will show, and as a Christian, with love being the first fruit of the Spirit…it should come so natural that it’s the first trait people see in you:) ❤ And just ask Him! Ask Him each day, “Lord, help me to walk in love today and show people the kind of heart that you have.”