Put Some Action Into Your Love

love is all you need

All You Need is Love is a great song by my favorite band of all-time, the Beatles.  The song has a great message.  They are saying that it only takes love to make a difference in the world around you.  I agree with that partially.  The idea of love is great and I agree that we do need love, but love without action doesn’t have much effect.

Let’s see what Jesus had to say on the subject of love.

1 John 3:17-18 (NIV)

17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

I’ve heard it said that you can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.  Notice that this verse tells us that love isn’t just about our words or thoughts; it’s about our actions too.  Love is about reaching out and meeting the needs of others.  Sometimes meeting someone’s needs is as simple as a smile or sharing a word of encouragement.  Sometimes it means doing something or giving something more substantial.  There are many ways to show the love of God.  You could pay for someone’s gas or groceries.  You could go clothes shopping with someone.  You could even help pay someone’s bills if they are down and out until they can get back on their feet again.

Do you see a need in someone’s life around you that you could meet?  Remember, you are the hands and feet of Jesus in the earth.  The Lord wants to bless you today so that you can be a blessing to others.  He wants to work through you to show His love and compassion.

Today and everyday, look for ways to put you love into action.  The Bible says that it’s God’s kindness that leads people to repentance.  He wants to show His kindness throughout the earth through you.  Step out and sow good seeds of love by meeting the needs of others.  God promises that those seeds will produce an abundant harvest in your own life in return.

I want to give each of you an assignment.  Over the next week, find three different acts of kindness that you can show to others.  Even small and simple acts can make a huge difference in the lives of others.  If you want, comment back on this blog and share with us what you did.  You can include any effect it had on the person and also, what it had on you.  You might be surprised at the chain reaction that putting some action into your love can cause.

 

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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