my brother made this out of snow.
stay tuned for more 'snow art' that was created this winter.
I read this in my devotions this morning;
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God."
1 John 3:1
Just soak that in. Dwell on God's love.
then I read this;
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth."
"And this is His command:
to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ,
and to love one another as He commanded us."
I read all that. It was now in my head. I thought "I need to be loving with my actions." It almost stayed as a thought, never moving to an action. We need to get specific. When God commands us to do something it's easy to be challenged and inspired. But if we don't plan specifically how we're going to accomplish that it's easy for it to get lost in life.
My love needs to be actions. How can I demonstrate love? To whom? Guess who popped into my mind--my family. I clicked my pen open and started writing. I wrote specific ways that I could love each individual family member. today. Within 24 hours.
They weren't fancy or "super-special". For example, I have a particular brother who loves a good hearty lunch (we've been in the trend of having some delicious salad bars lately...and he isn't too keen on that) and so a way that I can show love to him is to make a good lunch, complete with lots of protein.
Stop thinking. Start doing.
How is your love going to be put in action today?
"...We should love one another."