Joining my sweet friend Suzie Eller with her blog post prompt today for #LiveFreeThursday. Be sure to pop by her space. The Prompt today: Loving others Tangibly (Join her here)
This weekend I am giving a talk on Christian Action to a group of teenagers. As I prayed the Lord kept bringing me back to the best way for us to get motivated to show love is this.
Are you ready? Wait for it.
That’s it. That’s the thing. When I live LOVED by God, then I want to pour out the LOVE of God.
This is the “month of love”. I am starting to see the Valentines day stuff– the candy, the hearts, the pink and white everything.
There is NO greater love (whew I am telling you, I keep wanting to type in all caps and bold) than Jesus.
Romans 8 type love. The nothing can separate you from His love type love.
That’s better than all the candies, the roses, #allthethings
So often, I think without realizing it we walk into a room, a situation, a relationship, a place with this question in mind.
Will you love me?
Or even in today’s social media, will you at least push the like button for me?
It’s hard to want to live out love through tangible actions when we are busy trying to earn love (or like) from others.
I have been known to do Christian actiony-loving (ok, I don’t think that’s even a word but hey, this is my blog so I am making it one!) type things, but without realizing my motivation can become for me people to love me, or like me back.
But when I am living out the fact that I am loved by God, then I want to pour out that love on all the people that I meet.
The person I bought postage stamps from at the post office that may or not be grumpy.
The stranger that I pass and smile at .
The person that maybe isn’t so loveable.
And I get excited about acts of kindness becoming acts of worship.
Living loved=living out His love.
I am so so so grateful for His love that I want to pour it out.
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