“Our Love Must Be Real”

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by Dona Hake
1 John 3:18-19 (ERV)
“My children, our love should not be only words and talk. 


No, our love must be real.

We must show our love by the things we do.

That’s how we know we belong to the way of truth.”

It is important that we know we are being honest with God, honest with ourselves,  and therefore we will be in a position to show God’s love.   We will walk away from selfishness, the very thing that inhibits us from giving our all for Him.   God’s love positions us to be totally real and honest with those around us.    The more we come to know God, His love and His ways, we will walk as the Lord walked.  This world is looking for those that are walking in the God kind of love.     God desires that we not just talk the talk, but rather walk the talk.
It is so easy to say what we want to do for Him but we need to know in our hearts that we will be willing to give feet to our words.  There will be times that God may call upon us to help people and it may  make us have to go one more mile than what we had intended. Many times His love will stretch us and that is a very good thing. It is in those times that His love will be shown and we will grow as we give of ourselves. I think it is a good thing for all of us to be pulled away from our comfort zone and put in a place we have to rely on Him to help us to do things for Him that we never thought we were capable of.  God’s love is so much bigger than we can imagine, and He desires to do great things through each one of us.

As we desire to walk in the ways of truth and show those around us His love, we will be amazed how God will move within us.  We will then be positioned to act from our hearts and exhibit His love in a real way.  How blessed it is to know that we can show His love in all that we do showing those around us that we belong to the way of truth.