What is Love?

Love isn’t something that you fall in or out of. Love is a decision that causes an action. 

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT

Love isn’t something you feel; it’s something you do.

If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. John 14:15 MSG
“Love” is the most expensive word you’ll ever use. If doesn’t cost you something, then it isn’t love.

“Love” is the most expensive word you’ll ever use. If doesn’t cost you something, then it isn’t love.

WHAT LOVE IS AND WHAT LOVE DOES

God is Love.

…Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 NLT

 THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT LOVE

1. Knowing the source of love will help you to walk in love with others.

It’s a good thing that love isn’t a feeling because there will be days that you don’t feel like walking in love with others, but there is freedom in being able to love people the way God loves us.

Don’t get discouraged by your feelings. Go to God’s Word and be confident in the fact that we CAN love others because we know the source of love.

2. Loving people requires us to take action.

God’s so loved us that He gave His Son.  Simply saying that we love others isn’t enough. In John 14:15, Jesus gives us further insight by saying, “If you love me, show it…” We show God that we love Him by obeying His Word — and that includes walking in love.

3. Loving others is part of what we are called to do as children of God.

If you need help in this area, the first thing to do is learn more about how God loves you and love others the same way.

Here’s a great place to start: 

Love… (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Is patient
Is kind
Is not jealous or boastful or proud
Is not rude
Doesn’t demand its own way
Is not irritable
Keeps no record of wrongs
Doesn’t rejoice about injustice, but rejoices when truth wins out Never gives up
Never loses faith
Is always hopeful
Endures through every circumstance

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