Do everything in love. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 16:14
God tells us that we are to love others not only through the words we say, but also through our actions. How are you extending love in tangible ways to the neighbors you know? There’s a saying, “Love isn’t love until you give it away.” You may feel love towards someone, but you also need to express your love to that individual.
How do you express your love for someone in words?
How do you express your love through acts of kindness?
When was the last time you extended an act of love to someone? What was it?
How do you express your love through acts of sacrifice? through acts of service? through acts of forgiveness?
When was the last time you unselfishly “served” your neighbor? When will you choose to serve someone again?
How do you express your love to those in need? to those who are unhealthy? to those who are hurting? to those who are unlovely?
In what tangible ways do you express Christ’s love to others?
One of the greatest ways that you can extend love to your neighbor is by praying for him or her. As you spend time with your neighbors, listen to their needs and take mental note of how you can pray for them. Make a commitment to pray for your neighbors everyday. . . and then watch for how God answers your prayers! You’ll be amazed at how powerfully God wants to use you and your praying to extend His love to your neighbors!
So which neighbor will you pray for today?