love others

Walking in Love

Walking in Love

And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2 NIV

Have you ever wondered what it truly means to walk in love? In a world where love is often defined by fleeting feelings and personal gain, the Bible calls us to a higher standard – one exemplified by Christ Himself.

Selfless Love

Christ’s love was selfless. He didn’t love, to get something in return.

His love was a gift, freely given, expecting nothing back. That’s the kind of love we’re called to embody.

It’s not about what we can gain, but what we can give.

Fragrance of Sacrifice

When we love like Christ, our lives become a fragrant offering.

Just as a pleasant aroma can fill a room and be enjoyed by all within it, our acts of love and sacrifice can spread goodness and joy to those around us.

Practical Steps to Love

So, how do we start this journey of love? Here are some practical steps:

  1. Listen More: Sometimes, the most loving thing we can do is listen. Hear what people are really saying, and offer your presence as a gift.
  2. Serve Willingly: Look for opportunities to serve others without expecting recognition or reward.
  3. Forgive Freely: Holding onto grudges weighs us down. Forgiveness is a powerful act of love that frees both the giver and receiver.
  4. Encourage Often: A kind word can lift someone’s spirits. Be an encourager, a beacon of positivity in someone’s day.

Love in Action

Remember, love is more than a feeling; it’s an action. It’s a choice you make every day. When you choose to love like Christ, you light up the world with the beauty of His grace.

~ Check Out ~
“One Minute with God”

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration