Good news! What we have in us is greater than what is against us. We can fight with everything we do wrong or we can have a new focus. Wake each day and say today ‘I am going to live to love, full of wanting to love people’. If we are focused on doing the right thing the wrong things won’t have a chance to come in.
Make good habits to break bad habits. If you purpose to be patient with people then there wouldn’t be room for impatience to come in. You can live to love others. You do it for God firstly before doing it to make other people smile. You do it for God to show appreciation for everything he has done for you.
Don’t wake up every morning set to impress people. If you take care of Gods business, he’ll always take care of your business. The greatest way we can show our appreciation for Jesus dying for us and for the life that we have is by helping somebody else. Get your mind of yourself so you can help others. This is how you live to love.
Most importantly, we need to be led by the Holy Spirit so we hear from Him as he leads us in the right direction.
Verses to keep in mind as we live to love;
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” – John 13:34 NLT
“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” – Acts of the Apostles 10:38 NLT
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form” – Philippians 2:5-7 NLT
“After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? ” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.” – John 21:15-17 NLT
“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 NLT
Have a great day and remember to live to love.