A Verse That Hits Home

A Verse That Hits Home
Blog Writers - Mon Apr 29, 2013 @ 01:24PM
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I like this verse. It’s from 1 John 3:18, and it really hits home: 

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Oh, boy, though, does it ever sting. Doesn't it? I mean just think about it. How many times do I forget to show love simply by not obeying, or by not helping someone out?

It's nice to be told: "Oh, I love you! You are so beautiful! Let me count the ways I love thee!" Yeah, everyone loves to be told they are loved. Don't stop telling people you love them! BUT, something that a-lot of us forget to do, is love in deed and in truth. Seriously. When is the last time you showed your love by voluntarily helping your mother wash dishes? That's showing love! 

I like this quote from John Wesley: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

Give love when you don’t feel like it! Give love by volunteering to help out. No, emptying the dishwasher isn’t necessarily fun. No, sweeping the floor doesn’t thrill me. Nope, I don’t specifically enjoy dusting. But, when we make it our goal to love in deed and in truth, we are going to have to do things we don’t like – we completely have to get over our own preferences, and we have to give love even when we do not feel like it. How do I know? Because I’ve been there, done that! 

I like what Elizabeth George has to say about loving in deed: “Love is also something we do, not just the words we say. We are supposed to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Yet acting in love is not always easy. As any woman—young or old knows who gets tired and still has work or homework to do, who still needs to give a helping hand at home, watch over younger brothers and sisters, do some laundry, or go to a part-time job, love means that even when you and I are exhausted and can’t wait to sit down and do nothing, we do our work, we serve, and we help others. You see, love has work to do, and love does that work!”

Don’t simply talk the talk – be sure you are also walking the walk!

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1. Anonymous   |   Wed May 01, 2013 @ 11:54AM

that verse hits home for me too. I pray that i will become a girl that also walks the walk! I really enjoyed this post - thank you

2. Meag   |   Fri May 03, 2013 @ 09:50AM

Is this a new post?
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