The love fruit

Serving at church has been one of the highlights of my weeks this past year. It has opened my mind to considering other people’s perspectives and learning to put myself in their shoes. It has opened my heart to welcoming everyone. It has helped me recognize that Jesus loves everybody no matter who they are. Jesus is love and the mention of His name alone brings love more than the world could ever know. Jesus is the perfect example of service. He died on the cross as an act of servitude. He put you and me before Himself. There is no greater love. Now, He wants us to keep that spirit of service in and outside of church. We should be willing to serve and help people wherever we go. Serving others is following in Jesus’ footsteps. It is a demonstration of who He is. You and I will be the only Bible that some people will ever get to read. God’s love through us can change lives just like the Bible changes lives. Let’s nurture God’s love by keeping an attitude of servitude and of giving. Love is a fruit of the spirit and it can grow (Galatians 5:22-23). The more we water it, the more it will grow. How do we water the love fruit? Yielding to love and expressing love is the best way to water this fruit. Practice makes perfect. Let’s make it into a way of life. Here is a secret about love. Whenever you are going through a hard time, give in to love. Find someone who needs love. Find someone who is going through trials and help them. First of all it will take the focus off of your problem. Second of all it will bring great satisfaction to your soul and spirit. There is tremendous power in showing love. It will not only bless the person you are helping but it will bless you a great deal. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:6-7) so give love with a joyful attitude. Love exists inside of you and even if you don’t feel very loving, it is there. You might need to jump start it and it will come to the surface. Do your part and God will meet you halfway. God will take care of you. Take care of someone else and God will come through. Keep serving people as if you were serving the Lord. Great satisfaction guaranteed!Suggested reading: Luke 6:31; Luke 6:35; Romans 12:9; Mark 12:31; Romans 13:10

  

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