How Is Your Love Walk?
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
What Does A Love Walk Look Like?
Have you ever wondered how your love walk looks to the Lord Jesus? When we are following Him with the best of our ability, through our eyes we may see failure or success according to our emotions. But, what does the Lord see? What does our family see? What does the world around us see? Does that sound like a painful place to consider? We judge ourselves through flesh eyes so many times, never checking out our heart. Are our hearts following hard after the Lord? Do we desire to please Him? Are we allowing Him to lead us into a spiritual life rather than staying in the flesh?
If we can answer those questions through the eyes of faith, we might see a different picture. All those little acts of kindness that have become a part of who we are in Christ are usually blind to us. We are no longer looking for pats on the back, but just want to reach out to others. Those times we reached out in prayer in the darkness of the night for friends and family are a heart habit. All those kind thoughts we have for our fellow believers just grow there the more we follow Christ Jesus.
Do we fail to walk in love all the time? Of course we do, we have not reached a place of perfection and won’t till after we reach Heaven. Our heart goal on this side is be more like Christ Jesus. I love the verse in Acts 10:38 that describes the acts of Jesus on earth. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” If we want to be like Jesus and walk in love, we need to start doing the same things. In our everyday life, share the love we have received from God with those we meet.
The hardest two areas to walk in love are with family and strangers. Our family knows all our secrets and delight sometimes to point out all our faults in front of others. To walk in love in those kinds of moments takes the grace of God and the decision not to respond in kind. By setting a holy example before our families, we can change the atmosphere at home. When strangers curse us and act in anger or disrespect it is equally hard to walk in love. Our heart cry can change to one of “let me see them through Your eyes, Lord.” Romans 5:5 declares that “the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” We are not alone in our love walk. The Holy Ghost is here to help us learn to be like Jesus.
In this “LOVE” month, let us strive to understand just what that really means. How much love did it take the Father to allow his beloved son, Jesus to die on the cross for us? How can we show more love to our part of the world? Lord God, help us to fulfill the commandment Jesus left us, to “love one another”.