The Action of Love
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3.18 NIV).
Usually, it’s easy for us to whisper, “I love you,” to someone we care about. What is difficult to do is to show that “I love you” in our actions. Loving someone with actions has the power to speak louder than a million words shouted at once. Jesus showed His great love for us by dying on the cross (Romans 5.8). He didn’t just say He loves us; He displayed it. We need to ask ourselves: What have we done today to demonstrate our love to those around us? How have we served, supported, encouraged and poured into the people we care about? If we are not cognizant of our actions, we will routinely do what only pleases us. It is easy to commit to actions that make us happy, but it takes determination to commit to actions that make others happy. Loving others moves us outside of our self-centered state and into a position of service, which pleases the heart of God (Hebrews 6.10). So let us take time today to show our love to the people that God has placed in our life, and we will realize that loving others through action will not only bless them, but it will bless us as well.
“Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service. ” – Jack Hyles