Loving others It’s not something we try to get for ourselves, but instead, it’s an action we express to others through sharing and serving. Loving anyone requires action, not just words.

There are three different forms of love God has instructed us to demonstrate, or “live out.” And each one needs to be balanced, so they can work together.

As you read on, consider whether each one is well-balanced in your life or needs some adjustments.

.  Loving God

Deuteronomy 6:5 says You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength. Jesus later repeats this and even labels it the most important commandment of all.

So, how do you express love for God? By telling God, “I love You”? Singing praises to Him? These are good things, but they only scratch the surface.

We show God we love Him through obedience because actions definitely speak louder than words. It’s tough, and we won’t always feel like we want to obey. But our desire for obedience will grow as we continue to experience His love, goodness, and faithfulness in our lives.

.  Loving Yourself

In the New Testament, Jesus said the greatest commandment of all is to love God with all our heart. But He also added the second greatest commandment: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (See Mark 12:31.)

There’s something important here that people often miss: You cannot give away something you don’t have in you. How can someone love another person if they don’t love themselves?

We all need to accept ourselves, our personalities, and imperfections, knowing that although we are not where we need to be, we are making progress. God wants us to love ourselves and our identity in Him.

Loving others
The act of loving others is one of the most exhilarating things you will experience.

. Loving Others

God’s love is a gift to us; it’s in us, but we need to release it to others through words and actions. Left dormant, it will stagnate like a pool of water with no outlet.

1 John 3:14 says We know that we have passed out of death into life because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

Life, in this verse, is the life of God or “life as God has it.” And loving others is the only way to keep that God-kind of life flowing through you.

The act of loving others is one of the most exhilarating things you will experience. You will feel excitement stirring in your spirit when you do something to make someone else feel loved and cared for. And You can experience the same exhilaration just by “loving out loud.”

Here’s a challenge: Think of three people you know who could really use a gesture of God’s love. Then think of creative ways you can express His love to these people— and do it. You are guaranteed to feel a wonderful sense of fulfillment and joy afterward.

How You Can Continue to Grow in Love?

If you will devote yourself to developing your love walk in these three areas, you will experience a huge amount of blessings in your life.

Be encouraged to seek God about this and ask the Holy Spirit to help you grow in your love toward Jesus, yourself, and others. He will help you overcome anything that might hinder you in the process.

Remember, God is Love. And He loves you.

Love ❤️

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for helping clients set tangible goals. She is incredibly helpful and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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