Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Adventures in Love: Day 12
1 John 3:18 Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.
I have been thinking a lot about this verse. A few weeks ago I signed up with Jill @ Create Craft Love to participate in her Valentine Exchange. I decided to make my Valentines cards by hand and picked this verse about love to write on each one. You can imagine after writing 45 Valentines, I now have this verse memorized!
Here are my thoughts on this little, yet powerful verse: Speaking words (or typing them) can be so easy. Saying that you will be praying for someone is simple, and loving. But how much more loving is actually following through with those words and taking action to pray for that person. Or hearing about someone in need of a little extra help, and actually showing them love by taking a little time to help out. Speaking words of love can be wonderfully helpful, and sometimes the only thing that you can actually do in a situation to show love. But I think this is a reminder to not take the easy way out and only use our words. A reminder to roll up our sleeves when we can and show love by our actions. Valentine's Day is only 2 days away, what are some actions you can do to show love to someone in your life?
Did you miss a day in the Adventures in Love? Below are all the previous days in this 14 day series:
Day 1 * Day 2 * Day 3 * Day 4 * Day 5 * Day 6 * Day 7 * Day 8 * Day 9 * Day 10 * Day 11
** Do you have your own favorite verse about God's love? I would be thrilled if you would join the link party on Friday, February 15th and share the verse and some insights about it with us! For more details, click on the word "LOVE" on the grey strip on the top of the page.