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How do you show love?
November 7 - November 11, 2022 | Always Peachy Devotionals | Walking With Love Week 2
Fetch the sweaters!
It got COLD in the heartland, y’all. I mean, that’s supposed to happen this time of year, but it happened overnight. And I am thrilled to death about it.
Kansas has actually had a winter this year, and it was such a blessing and an answer to prayer. And it looks like we may have some more fall-ish weather yet to come. So I’m going to soak it up as long as I can. What’s the weather doing where you are? Do you have any gorgeous fall foliage? Or are you down at the beach?
We spent last week talking about how to define love, because—let’s face it—love is a struggle, especially in our culture. Nobody really knows what love is or how to describe it accurately anymore, and that’s why it’s so important to know what Jesus says about it.
But now that we know what love is, we need to move on to the more practical side of it. How do you SHOW love? Next week we’ll talk about how to receive it (which is a completely different thing), but knowing how to show love to others is a huge challenge in many instances.
Human beings are so focused on tangible things. We think that by giving people physical gifts or just showing up at an event will translate into them experiencing the feeling of love. And in some cases that’s true but not always.
So how does the Bible teach us to show love, and what are the practical applications for doing that in our lives?
November 7 - Living selflessly
November 8 - Living kindly
November 9 - Living prayerfully
November 10 - Living intentionally
November 11 - Living the Gospel
Is anyone else stoked for this? I sure am. I need every single one of these reminders in my everyday life (and twice on Sunday).
We’ve also been working on memorizing parts of the Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, and this coming week we’ll move on to verse 2.
Isn’t it incredible how powerful Love is? God says that even if we have knowledge and understand everything that happens, if we don’t have love, we’d be nothing. Nothing! You can have the greatest faith in the universe, but if you won’t love others, you will have nothing.
So choose love, my friends. Not just because it’s right. Not just because we’re commanded to do it. Not just because it will bring us blessing and joy and happiness. Choose love because that’s what Jesus did for us.
Love you all, friends.
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