But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. (N.K.J.V.)
Put on love. Those three words have the ability to be extremely productive in our lives. When we sow love, we reap fruitful rewards. I feel very strongly that when we walk in the commandment of love which God gave us, we will unlock beautiful attributes given to us by the Creator. It takes more energy to be upset, mean, and angry with someone than it takes to be kind. Negative emotions have a way of ruling us in ways that cause extreme detriment to our spirits. If we put on love and allow love to rule us, we would live in a much happier and healthier society.
1 John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (N.K.J.V.)
When people view me, I hope they see more than who I appear to be on the outside. My prayer is that others would recognize that Jesus lives in me. The previous scripture states, “By this all will know that you are My disciples…” I want people to know I am a disciple of Christ. When I practice an attitude of love toward all people, Jesus has the opportunity to shine through.
Through writing my book, and now this blog, I have asked the Lord to help me put on love. I’m working to rid myself of judgmental behaviors. I want to see people beyond their weaknesses and recognize them for their strengths. The golden rule should ring true within all of us.
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is now rushing at us with full speed. I’m happy about that. When Christ was born, love was redefined. Let’s work together at putting on the love of Christ.