By Jennifer Moreno
“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” – Corinthians 13:3
Life is all about love. God is love and the most important lesson he wants us to learn is how to love while we are here on earth. When we show love to others that is when we are most like him.
Love is the foundation of every command he has given us. As the Bible says, the whole Law can be summed up in this one command: ‘Love others as you love yourself.’
Love moves mountains, love conquers all and even the worst of situations can be soothed with love.
Life without love is really worthless. That is why it is important to cherish every moment you have to express that love when you have the chance. Take a look at your life, is there someone in your life that you have neglected? Or perhaps in your family, a friend you’ve hold past resentment, your own children, or even yourself?
When you die, the only thing you can take with you is the relationships you formed with people. The people you impacted, the people you helped, the people you lend a hand to and showed love. That is what will matter when you are on your last seconds of breath.
So many times we get caught up with our busy schedules, school, bills, work, wasting time doing things that won’t bring value to anyone. What are we really doing? Is our time here on earth eternal to think that we will have tomorrow to show love to your mother or father, to your brother or sister, to your children, to your friends?
That is why we need to reconsider our priorities and how we should best use our time to show that love to others. Love should be our top priority, our primary objective, our greatest ambition. Love shouldn’t be a part of your life, it should be the center of your life.
God says relationships are what life is all about. Jesus said what matters most to God in two statements: love God and love people.
Another reason why God tells us to make love number #1 in our lives is because love is eternal. 1 Corinthians 13:13 says “So these three things continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.”
We should always have faith, we should always have hope, but above all we should always have love. That is what will keep us going.
How you treat people here on earth, what impact you leave in their lives, what you did to uplift someone in that time of need is what will remain forever in their hearts. Love leaves legacy.
Another reason to keep love on top of your list is because God will evaluate the love you gave others when you face him. One of the ways God measures spiritual maturity is by the quality of your relationships with people. When you die, the only thing you take with you is your character and God will talk to you about it. Therefore, use every chance you have to show good to everyone.
Love is important above anything, but if you’re having trouble showing that love to others, pray this:
“God, I forgive those who have done me wrong and I ask you to forgive me if I have wronged them. Whether I get anything else done today, help me love you more God and show me how to love others. Show me how not to waste another minute and highlight to me the people I need to show love in my life. I don’t want to waste another day.”
And remember, if you’re not sure on where to start, all you have to do is just give that person your time. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.