Living, Loving Children
1 John 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him...
As a child of God, the big message for me from 1 John 3 was about how I need to be loving others. Verse 18 really hit the nail on the head. "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." This verse tells me that loving others requires action on my part. Now sometimes that action will be spontaneous and spur of the moment, but other times my showing love will come through planning and intentionality. Both are important and part of living as a loving child of God.
So think back over the past week. Would the people you spent time with describe you as a loving child of God? Now think of one person in your family, one person at work, and one person from your church who need love. What is something you can do for each of them this week? Tami W.
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