Love Does

I was feeling uninspired about what to write this morning, so I
started to think about what God has taught me this past week. Our
small group has been reading the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff. Jon
and I were asked to lead small group this week. It never ceases to
amaze me the lessons God teaches me as I prepare to teach others. We
talked about how God gives his love freely and expects nothing in
return, and how he doesn’t wait for us to be “good” before giving it.
During our discussion, we all talked about how hard it is to give love
when we don’t feel loved or don’t love ourselves. Ultimately, we
concluded that giving love is one of the easiest and most fulfilling
ways to feel loved. Love can come in many forms, and I’m not talking
about the “lovey-dovey” kind. Love can be as simple as buying a
homeless person a sandwich, giving up your Friday night to meet with a
hurting friend, or making a meal for your spouse after a rough day.
True love is selfless; it’s about showing the other person how you
feel without expecting anything in return. As innately selfish
beings, this can be quite hard at times; I know it is a big struggle
for me personally and one I am working on. How are you at loving
others? Does loving others come easily to you?

1 john 4:9-12

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

~Whit

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