“For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
We are commanded to love one another. The love commandment has to be expressed, and this can be fully expressed by giving. God, Himself is love, and He has commanded us to be like Him. The expression of His love is seen through His ability to give us His only-begotten Son to us. There is no greater love than this.
Just like God has expressed His love to us by giving, anyone that loves must be ready to give as well. In this sense, giving may not necessarily be in terms of money or equivalence; you can express your love by giving attention, advice, counsel, etc. You can express your love by praying for your neighbor (either household neighbor or distant neighbors).
2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Living in love is a fundamental way of living the-God-way. At every point we express the love of God to others through giving, God is undoubtedly pleased with us. Sometimes, the words that you share with others are sufficient conditions to express your love to others. Therefore, ensure you extend a helping hand with your knowledge, strength, intellect, relationship, or resources.
God sees the problem of humanity, and He offers a solution to humanity by giving. You can as well imitate God today. Look around you, check your neighborhood, place of work, locality, and nation, then identify what you can give as an expression of your love for them. 1 John 4:16 says, “We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
1. Thank you, Lord, for loving me unconditionally and unfailing.
2. I am so grateful for everything you have done in my life and the blessings you have given me.
3. I pray that God will bless me with the strength to overcome any obstacle to love people around me.
4. O LORD, grant me a loving heart that gives to the need of others around me in Jesus’ name. Amen!