the proof of Your love
God has placed the idea in my heart to demonstrate love for others in all my actions. I’m learning that he wants this ALL the time, not just when I’m in a good mood, or at church, or when I feel like it. Initially it seemed like a reasonable challenge, I think I’m a fairly nice person. How hard could it be?!?
Of course the more I think and pray about it, the more the idea of love has started to take root. As Christians we are called to love our neighbor, but what does that really mean? How does one turn love into an action? What does it look like? How does it work? I know how to be kind to others, but do my actions demonstrate His love?
I heard this song yesterday by the band For King and Country, and had a total full circle moment. Ever listened to something which feels as if it is written for an exact moment in time in your life? ”Proof of Your Love” is the song, and the moment for me is ongoing.
The verse they share is 1st Corinthians 13
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
I’m not sure where God is taking me on this journey, but I will enjoy the fact that He has chosen to take me somewhere, even if it is difficult. My prayer today and every day until He tells me otherwise is to learn to live a life that demonstrates the proof of His love.
I am thankful that my journey has this lovely theme song. Enjoy.