You say you love Jesus,
But do you act like Him?.
You took the name of Christian,
But still like to dabble in sin.
You say you love your neighbor,
But when did you last pray,
For their health and happiness,
At the end of each day.
Love is not just and emotion,
It is a commitment for life.
You can concentrate on others,
Without taking on envy or strife.
Love has to be on purpose,
Some people are not easy to love.
Love is from you mind and emotion,
And you’ll need guidance from above.
The Spirit of Jesus in within you.
He is truth, and love, and peace.
Giving your time to others,
Will allow that love to be released.
Love has its own payback.
It helps to fill the heart and soul.
Love completes our purpose.
Love makes us complete and whole.
Jesus gave us His personal command,
Which is to love your neighbor as yourself.
Love must be given away,
Or will decay if left on the shelf.
Life can be full of pleasure.
Life will have much less pain.
Jesus gave us His life,
So that we could gain.
1 John 4:7-13
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
We have to be careful in this world, not to get caught up in the drama that surrounds us every day, whether it be in the political world, or a matter in our hometown. It is easy to get involved in the local gossip. Gossip seldom involves love. When you say your prayers at night, do you consider praying for a neighbor or an acquaintance? I believe that your prayers may make a difference. Do you pray for your government leaders, even if you did not vote for them? Do you pray for those oppressed in other countries? Maybe your intercessory prayer may keep and innocent child from harm. Add someone to your prayer life, even if you do not know them. At times, I pick an imaginary family in another country and pray for their well-being. This is just one way, we can give away love. Concentrate on love and you will avoid the traps of Satan.