“Love More, Do More”
Three things that will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.
Several weeks ago as we were attending the food packing session for Feed My Starving Children, I noticed a new shirt they had. The shirt had this log on it, “Love More, Do More”. Ever since I saw that shirt, that phrase has stuck with me. There are so many places in Scripture we find the command to love others. It is so imperative in life that we live with the intention of showing God’s true love to other people. Yes, that is often so hard to do.
When we love people more as God calls us to do, greater things can happen and we will see God do amazing things. When we take the time to love others, we see truly amazing things take place.
Loving others and doing loving things for others can often be difficult, especially if we are on bad terms. No matter what, God has called us to do our very best to follow His example and love others as He has called us to love. It is often not an easy task, but when we do this, the benefits are just amazing. We come to discover that we learn so much more and that love we show goes far beyond what we might think.
We must love even when situations become difficult and people oppose us. As we go to Feed My Starving Children each quarter, we continue learn how difficult it is so often for these meals to reach kids who are hungry. The meals have to go through a lot of barriers to get to the destination. As we pack these meals and we do so in love, we know God will do incredible things as we send them off.
The more we love and become intentional about loving, especially in challenging times with others and situations, the more God can work in the hearts and lives of others. He has called us to be faithful in loving. We cannot control how others will react to us, but we can do our best to be loving. Are we being faithful in loving?
I know I have a long way still to be loving to others. It’s often hard, but I know the more I do it, the more others will see Him through what I say and do. Like I said before, when we love more, we do more than we can possibly ever imagine.
I pray that we will all learn to love more so that God can do more through what we do and say.