Love is an action – not just the words we say.
Yet, acting on our love is not always easy. Think of a husband and a wife who comes home after a long hard day of work. Who’s going to cook, serve, and wash?
But in bearing the fruit of the Spirit, we must consider that “Love means that, even when you and I are exhausted and just want to sit down and do nothing we cook, serve, and wash. You see love has work to do, and love does that work. Love takes action-even when doing so requires strenuous effort.” (Pg.27-28)
KEY VERSE: 1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
Where has God placed you to show forth love by your actions? To whom can you demonstrate love, “in the day-by-day, mundane circumstances of life?
Examples of places to show love:
- Family members
- Church family
- Church ministries
And God’s Spirit, at work in you, will cause the glorious fruit of love to blossom in your life as you walk with Him and do His work of love. (pg.28)
Thoughts from Favored Love: As you consider what we are learning about the fruit of love we must understand that cultivating such fruit does not come by our efforts alone, but through the glorious grace of God. Continue to work with Him, as you sow your harvest of love for one another.
Note: The above information is a study taken from the book, “A Woman’s Walk With God, Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit” by Elizabeth George