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Let us show it.

Updated on December 6, 2012
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Love is not.

Love is.

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 New Living Translation

Actions not words.

Love is not emotions, it is actions.

You cannot command your emotions can you?

Than how can you command love?

When someone does you wrong and you forgive them, that is actions. That is love. When you are at the check out and the person doesn’t have enough money to pay and you pay, that is love. When you give up your seat on the bus that is love. When someone insults you and you give back a compliment that is love. When you refuse to be judgmental that is love. When you hold the door for someone that is love. Try saying good morning with a smile to everyone you meet for a week, so how much you become more loving. When you welcome a new neighbour, classmate or coworker that is love. When you see someone at school or work going through a hard time and you reach out to them that is love.

Can you think of any to add to this list?

Love is not like the music, TV and film industry portray it as a physical attraction. That is lust and will only lead to pain and misery.

Why don’t you ask God you show you how to commit one act of love today and ask Him every day?

There is no small act of kindness on earth that is not great in Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God the creator) create a loving heart in me that may shine forth like a lighthouse beam on a dark stormy night, to a cold dark world. I ask in the name of the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Teacher Joe, Your illustrations used to demonstrate what true love is ... were excellent! Love truly is an action not a feeling.

      I revel in the description God gives us about Love in I Cor. 13 ... As we draw near to Jesus, the vine He produces abundant fruit in our lives and we bless others with the love that flows through us.

      God Bless you brother!

      Mekenzie

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning Mekenzie.

      Amen to that precious little sister. We need to read and contemplate that every morning and throughout the day.

      May the beautiful flower of Jesus' sweet love always be in full blossom in your heart.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yes, actions speak louder than words. To say we love and then look the other way when a brother or sister is down and out, is a mockery for the word love. There are many needy people in the world today. Thank you for sharing the word..

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good afternoon always exploring.

      Yes it is true, love is an action word not an emotional one.

      May Jesus' sweet love dwell richly in your heart.

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      cristina327 4 years ago from Manila

      Yes love is more of a commitment than mere emotions. If people will only understand this fully then it will spare them from further heartaches and pains. Many are committing to a relationship but are not fully realizing that it involves commitment and responsibility. Thank you for posting this insightful hub. Blessings to you always. Best regards.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good afternoon cristina.

      Unfortunately in todays culture people mistake physical attraction for love and this creates many problems.

      May you be blessed with many loving relationahips.

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      Nikki Major 4 years ago

      Hi Teacherjoe52.....

      I agree. Love is an action word and it must be shown. I was taught that love is what love does. It's an expression of how one feels. God Bless You.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Goof afternoon Nikki.

      That is a very beautiful and true statement about love. I like it. May I use it please?

      God bless you.

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