How often do we pray, “Father, let (help) me love everyone today,” then walk out of our ‘prayer spot’ and totally forget we’ve asked?
Then, someone irritates us with their words…
Then, something happens that wasn’t planned…
Then, another person tells us what someone else has said about us…
Then we feel slighted by someone, in some way…
When we are commanded in John 13:34 to love one another like HE loves us there are no ifs, there are no buts. One almost might say there are no options. But there are actually two, right choices and wrong choices. The above ‘thens’ have options. We can choose to respond as HE would with kindness, love, patience, gentleness and self-control. We can choose to be hateful, gossipy, malicious, or controlling. What choice we make shows others Whose we are.
Let’s choose loving one another!!!
Blessings to you and yours!
Originally published on October 8, 2011
True Love Marie, not what the World Propagates which is empty and Saccharine sweet, is shown in Loving words and Actions, such as the Story below which was sent to me by e-mail.
Love – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/what-gods-love-is-like/
True Love is genuine and it is passionate for what is right and when needed stands up against lies, injustice and insincerity, as we see with Jesus in His words and actions towards the Pharisees and Church Leaders and also when He got the whip out to defend His Father.
When people listen to critical, unkind gossip and lies about others, they are as guilty and as unloving as those who share it, if in doubt ask the victim, don’t listen to the accusers and abusers.
Christian Love Always – Anne.
Great reminder to choose to respond as Christ would! Thank you for sharing at 100 Happy Days!
My pleasure, Valerie!
Great reminder to choose love!
It seems this whole week has been a reminder of that to me. Blessings to you and yours!
Choosing to love… what a great reminder!
Hope you have a blessed day~
Hi Melanie! Isn’t it awesome when God tells us exactly what He wants in His Word!
Keep on keeping on!