Why should I love others? You don't understand! I've got so much on me right now that all I can think about, or do, is try to get through each day!! I totally understand that statement, especially as a single mom! Bottom line is, we are to love others because God commanded us to. However, when problems are stacked to the sky, reaching out to others is the best thing you could ever do!
How do we love others? We think love is something big & deep! Love is very simple actually, & is just shown by action in our everyday activities! For example: giving a small gift, smiling at people & saying hello, be encouraging to others, lift others up with compliments, take a bag of groceries to someone who's struggling, send a card telling someone what their presence has meant in your life, go visit the down hearted, lonely, elderly, put an elderly persons groceries in their car & take the cart back for them, cut someone's grass......hopefully you understand. Loving each other isn't hard to do. Ask God each morning to put people in your path that you can love for Him; or to place someone on your heart that you can show the love of God too; He will!!
When we love someone in the simple everyday actions, it changes the course of their day. They will show love to someone else, then that person shows love to another & your one simple act of love has a ripple affect & who knows how many people are shown the love of God from your decision to love others!
When we stop constantly dwelling on what we are facing & are busy showing love, two wonderful things happen. First, helping/loving others makes you feel really good & you are no longer feeling pressed,anxious..... Secondly, when "you" are put aside , & begin trying to see the needs of others that you reach out to in love, the miraculous power of God will begin to flow in your life!
What about people I don't care for, don't like & have been mean to me, my kids,... Well, guess what, God says to love them exactly the same way as you are loving the others. They need to see the love of God in action too. You never know what tiny seed it could plant inside of the. Never forget, Hod willingly loved you when you were not easy to love. I'm so thankful that He loves me when I'm nice & continues to love me when downright mean! He never gives up on anyone! He continuously gives me grace,mercy, & forgiveness. Think about that when you are trying to love those that are difficult to love.
LOVE......this is the way that the world sees who we are. I didn't say that; Jesus did! The world watches us. If Christians aren't loving each other, fighting over foolish issues, never wanting to speak to someone again,....the world sees a fake, or a phony & there are plenty of those around. When they see us striving to love each other, AND EVERYONE AROUND US, regardless of who they are, where they live.....they are stopped in their tracks. They want to see more. They want to know why, & you are able to share Jesus & you will be beloved!
Lord, place people in our path, on our heart or mind, that we can love. Show us daily someone that needs the love of God given to them & prompt me to reach out & show the love of God to others as often as possible. Amen
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