John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
L.O.V.E. is a simple four-letter word that is too often made complex. However, God makes clear His expectation as it relates to the people around us. We are to love one another just as He loves us – unselfishly and unconditionally. If we are being honest with ourselves, sometimes that’s hard to do! I am often reminded in those moments of the phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)? Despite hurt, anger, unmet expectations – we are to love one another. When we worship God, we are displaying reverent love and devotion.
We must also remind ourselves that love is an action word. It is easy in the hustle and bustle of life to simply say, “I love you,” out of habit. But, what action are you taking to demonstrate your love for others? Let’s take the time this month to put our love into action! What greater time to start than during the month with a holiday set aside for L.O.V.E!
In the Spirit of Victory,
Kristi McBride is a member of the Victorious Living Church praise team.