Getting in-depth with how to communicate love……..
1. Serving one another.
Galatians 5:13 “13 For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.”
How can we express love by serving?
Have your ever experienced that you want something to be done so badly, like for instance your vehicle needs washing, but you just don’t have the time and you need it to go somewhere? And then, when you get to it, you find that someone saw your need, and did it for you? Emotions of gratitude flood you immediately, isn’t it? And then you look for opportunities to do something to recompense that person?
You serve with love every time you see someone’s need and go out of your way to do something for him or her. It is doing something that is not necessarily your responsibility, but just because you saw the need, you decided to do it for him or her.
Titus 3:8 “8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.”
2. Encouraging one another.
Romans 12:10 “10 Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.”
Words are a powerful medium, whether it is spoken audibly, written down, or even received in the mind or spirit. Words can build up, encourage, influence, inspire, reject, hurt and love. Words can even create – in the physical or spiritual realm.
Ever noticed how an encouraging word draws open a dull curtain in someone’s eyes? Even if it’s just for a flash of a second, a word of building up, praise or a compliment sincerely meant lightens up somebody else’s countenance. And, it is a seed that you have planted in that person, and it will surely grow!
It is worth the effort to practice yourself in being an encourager. One day, when you least expect it, this bread that you have cast on the waters, will surely return to you!
Credits – Amanda Buys.
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