Thursday, November 1, 2012

Demonstrating the Love of God




“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35 (NIV)


Love can be hard when you come across someone who seems unlovable. They may have harsh words when they speak to you, or they may do things that hurt your feelings and you wonder how you can love this person. 

Well the good news is if God can love you and me with all of our short comings, and issues, we can ask him to help us love others the same way.  It will not always feel good because it will be a struggle to overcome the selfish nature we have to automatically protect ourselves and to retaliate. 

Demonstrate the love of God by showing kindness regardless of the situation.-->tweet it! No one said love would be easy. We are not focusing on the easy to love but those seemingly unlovable people who you run into time after time.  Make a decision in your head and heart that you will show that person the love of God through kindness regardless of their reaction. Do this enough times and you will begin to see the power of love in action. Slowly that cold barrier will start to dissolve.

Another way to show the love of God is to be deliberate about loving others in your actions and words.-->tweet it! Once you decide how you will do this, the actual love acts will become easier and you will begin to feel joy about how you are positively impacting others for Christ. 

Being slow to anger is another demonstration of the love of God.-->Tweet it! There are times when you may be tired and not have much patience, but remember that God shows us mercy every day and we need to do the same for our brothers and sisters. 

Protect your relationships from the enemy by being willing to forgive and really forget if another has offended you.-->Tweet it! This can be challenging when someone close to you hurts you but you can forgive with God’s help. This not only shows God’s love, but it strengthens our connections as the body of Christ. 

Show love by thinking of others before you think of yourself.-->Tweet it! Jesus was the greatest example of this by his death on the cross. We need to die to ourselves everyday as a witness to the love of Christ on this earth. 

Keep trying to show the love of God to everyone you meet.--Tweet it! Think of ways you can change someone’s life though an act of love. Love is powerful, give it freely and often. 




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14 comments:

  1. So true and well spoken.
    Thanks for sharing and giving me this reminder.
    Have a Beautiful Wednesday,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank YOU for visiting and your kind comment! have a blessed week! :)

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  2. To be like Jesus...one of my favorite songs and my deepest desire. Each step spoke to me and I do what to show the love of God to everyone I touch each day.

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    1. May the Lord continue filling your heart with His love in order for you to continue sharing with those around you. Thanks for visiting! have a lovely week! :)

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  3. I am so excited I found your blog from {Follow me Wednesday} I love reading blogs from women of God! Your post are such great reminders and I am looking forward to reading more. I do not think we can ever have to many reminders how great our God is. God is so good...all the time! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks Cat! totally agree with you..we can't have enough reminders of how great our Lord is! have a blessed day too!

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  4. Thank you for "sharing the love" with our writing community at Getting Down With Jesus. :)

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    1. Thank You for hosting the link up party! you're blog is beautiful! God bless!

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  5. Love this! Now following you via google friend, fb, and twitter from the hop! Would love follows back.

    www.cumminslife.blogspot.com

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  6. Another great list! Thanks for sharing at Thriving Thursdays! I'm enjoying your blog posts!

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  7. Another great list! Thank you so much for breaking these things down for us and sharing! As well as for linking up at Simply Helping Him! Blessings!

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  8. Great list of reminders! Thank you.

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