What do you think it is that God expects out of us when we walk in love? I am not speaking about being in just a loving intimate relationship with someone but in your everyday life. Do you make it a point to always greet whoever you see or speak to with a smile and a kind hearted voice? Do you listen to your friend or loved one with genuine care and not be concerned about completing your tasks at hand? Which by your body language of sighs, eye rolls, arms crossed etc.. would show them that they are burdening you? Stop it! Take a deep breath and think about how God would want you to handle this. He hears and see’s all so that alone should get your attention. “Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]” (1 Corinthians 14:1). Living a life ruled by the love of God is what opens you up to walk in the spirit and live in the highest measure of the blessing and power of God!
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome – 1 John 5:3 (NKJV)
In that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess – Deuteronomy 30:16 (NKJV)
When was the last time you did something for someone out of the goodness of your heart? Not because you want to be recognized for it or make it public for your good deeds, but because you saw someone hurting that needed to be heard and given attention to and prayed for? For someone who may need money, food, clothing etc… and you made it a point to make a difference in their life that day. A simple compliment and making eye contact with that person can make such a huge impact, that for the remaining of the day their contact with you will be on their minds. Always be honest, loving, patient, full of grace and genuine. When someone says thank you more than once, I remind them to give the glory to God not me and I am doing what God asks of me. Leaving feeling so full and content it is intoxicating. God’s commandment is not asking for the impossible. The end result is complete peace and happiness.