Now that is easy to say, but much more difficult to actually realize in our lives. And when I say "realize" I mean to live as though that is true. Many people, even well-meaning Christians, say they love Jesus, and they DO... but when you really love someone it should show.
In other words, it doesn't take people long to figure out that I love Jana (my wife) big time when you are around us. We do things that reflect our love - and we aren't "trying"... it just flows naturally. It's the same when you hang around a couple that doesn't have the "love" going on... you can see it, and even feel it when around them, huh?
I believe it is the same thing with those of us who love Jesus... you shouldn't be able to be around us too long before you notice - He/She loves Jesus!
In my opinion if you have to ANNOUCE "I am a Christian", then you messed up! If you are REALLY a Christian people should be able to SEE it and FEEL it when they are around you!
John 13: 34-36 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus replied, "Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later."
A: Love is it my friends!
Q: How Did Jesus Love us?
A: Jesus loved us UNCONDITIONALLY! And He loved us SELF-LESS-LY!
Jesus completely gave Himself to us and FOR US!
So my challenge to you today is TO LOVE God, and LOVE those around you!
In ACTION TOP 10:
1.) Send a note to a friend and tell them how much you appreciate them!
2.) Write a poem to your spouse!
3.) Do something special with adn for your kids.
4.) Send a note to your boss thanking her for giving you a great job! (Praise goes both ways... many times we the employee expect it from our boss... but we never give it!)
5.) Send a note to your employees, thanking them for a job well-done!
6.) Compliment a cashier, or waiter next time you get the chance.
7.) Send your pastor a note of thanks (I just had to throw that one in there! ha!)
8.) Send a note to your machanic and thank him for doing a great job on your car repair.
9.) Send a note to your kid's teacher - thanking them.
10.) Buy someone's latte next time you are at a coffee shop.
Obviously there are a million ways to show love... but do it, and mean it from the heart!