And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
1 John 4:21
This scripture can be so simple and so difficult all at once!
God says if we love him, we must also love our brother and sister.
He’s not talking about the family tree here, but he’s talking about our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Sometimes people hurt us, and we don’t want to love those people who caused us pain. God says love them anyway.
I have found that when someone causes me great pain, the best way I can show them love is to pray for them.
To truly pray for their health, wellbeing, success, etc.
After you put this into practice, I think you’ll find that God’s love will help fill your heart, so you can continue to pour it out in prayer and maybe eventually in person.
Some people are easy to love, like our friends and family, and we should go out of our way to love and cherish them also.
Some people just need a hand sometimes, and we can help by donating food to a food bank, cleaning an elderly persons yard, etc.
Do these acts of love and God will surely bless you for it!
- PRAYER: God help me to find joy in loving everyone around me. I pray that you would fill my heart to overflowing and help me to be a beacon of your love for my friends, family, neighbors, and even my enemies. God give me the strength and bless me in showing love to everyone, in Jesus’ name, Amen.