Show love through actions not words – Prayer for December 23. God patiently reminds us to do something we really don’t like to do for others. But in fact, we serve Him by doing something good for our spouse and other family members. It is so often we just tell words and do nothing for people we really love. Our love remains only in words.
Bible Verse for Today
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him.” (1 John 3:18-19)
Let’s consider how many marriages would be saved from divorce if the spouses were willing to serve one another lovingly? It seems that everyone wants to be “free” these days, and Jesus actually made us free. But it was never his intention that we should selfishly use this freedom. He wants us to serve our spouse and other family members in love.
Love means many things to many people and can be expressed in many ways. We love our spouses and only sometimes this love is best expressed by doing something good for them. Words are wonderful, but if you live that love, then your devotion will also be shown through loving deeds. Let us express our love through action. Ask God to give you ideas on how to serve your spouse today and do something good for him or her.
Show Love through Actions not Words for Today
God, I do not want to be selfish in my marriage. Help me serve my spouse and other family members the way you want, and not just show my love in words. Lord, teach me to show love through actions not words. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.