April 11, 2020

Extending Love

Posted By Jessica Taylor

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Here’s what Jesus said about loving others: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

If you are a recipient of the love of God, give it away!

Giving God’s love away is really your primary responsibility here in this world. I know you have all these other responsibilities at your job, in your family and in your church; but as a child of God, as someone who has been showered with His great love, you’re now asked to show that love to the world by giving it away.

How do you do that? Scripture says that every act of unselfishness is an act done for Jesus (see Matthew 10:42).  As you go about your day, look for ways you can extend grace and mercy and love to others.

You can even do that in places like rush-hour traffic. You can extend love and mercy in your driving. That’s a challenge to me; I admit I can be an aggressive driver sometimes, and I have to pray over that one. Yes, I have places to go and a schedule to keep. But more than anything, I want to represent Jesus well wherever I am and whatever I’m doing.

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Based on what you do and how you live your life, could your accusers prove you were a follower of Christ? I hope so.

Today, think about ways you can extend God’s love to those around you.

Pit Stop Prayer

Lord, I want to live a life filled with love. Teach me how to love like You do.