Hi friends, I’m starting my camp journey tomorrow. Let me leave you with this post. I’ll start posting again after camp.
Obedience is the cardinal mark of love. There is nothing mystical about love. Love is simply the combination of what we receive, believe and obey. He that hath my commandment and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and i will myself to him (Jn.14:21).
The hotter our love level the hotter we become in life. The demonstration of love is the gateway to all round blessings. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose (Rom.8:28).
There is not nothing theoretical about love, love works in practice.
Areas to demonstrate love
- Kingdom focused prayer (Mat.6:6/9).
- Soul winning (Jer.1:5, Jn.15:16).
- Praise (PS.150:6).
- Fasting (Mat.6:17, Is.58:6).
- Giving (Mal.3:10, Deu.8:18, Hag2:8, Gen.8:22).
How can I demonstrate love for Christ?
1). By obedience – obedience is the cardinal proof of love (Jn.14:21). Love is the fulfilment of law (Rom.13:10).
2). Through tireless practice of scriptural instruction – This is similar to the first point. The word tireless here signifies undying love, unrepentant demonstration of scriptural commandments. But be ye the doer of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own self…But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work this man shall be blessed in his deed (JM.1:22-25).
What are the benefits of demonstrating love?
1). Love is the surest way to be announced to your world. Listen to this: until you loosed your voice on the altar of prayer, your voice won’t be heard in your world. You are a musician, nobody is hearing your music, check your love level. You are a blogger, nobody is viewing your blog, check your love level. It cut across all fields of life. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1.Cor.2:9).
2). Love by passion for souls will make you a global phenomenon. It will make you a public figure. Jesus Christ was Jesus Christ of Nazareth not Jesus Christ of a family or one rural area. Love can make you. You can make international headlines through love. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament they that turn many to righteousness are stars forever and ever (Dan.12:3).
3). The demonstration of love by obeying the supernatural law of giving and receiving is the hallmark of financial prosperity. But thou shalt remember the lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee the power to get wealth, that he may established his covenant which he sware unto thy father, as it is this day (Deu.8:18).
Bring ye all thites into my storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the lord of host, if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it (Mal.3:10)
4). Genuine love guarantees your total freedom from sickness and disease. And ye shall serve the lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water, I will take sickness away from the midst of thee (Ex.23:25). Others can be sicked, but you can’t love God and be sicked since the scripture can’t be broken, not even by God. If he called them Gods unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken (Jn.10:35).
5). Authentic Love engenders open rewards. Your secret engagement is the authentic avenue to your open rewards. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret; and thy father which seest in secret shall reward thee openly/ ….That thou appear not unto man to fast, but unto thy Father which is in the secret: and thy Father which seeth in the secret shall reward thee openly (Mat.6:6/17)
Profitable approach to the demonstration of love
It’s not just about demonstrating love by obeying God’s commandment, it about how you demonstrate it.
1). Demonstrate love without complains. God hates grumblers. Complains will complicate your matter while murmurings will further mess up your situation. All those who complained in the wilderness were destroyed by the destroyers. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmur, were destroyed of the destroyers (1.Cor.10:10).
Do all things without murmurings and disputings ( Phil.2:14).
2). Demonstrate love with faith. Before you can get anything from God you must answer the faith question. Do you believe God can do it? If you’re a believer, then be it unto you according to your faith. Your life can’t be beautiful than your level of faith. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Phil.2:14).
3). Do it with expectation. You must be expectant in your love engagement. For I know the thought that I think towards you they are the thought of peace and not evil to give you an expected end (Jer.29:11). For surely there is an end and thine expectation shall not be cut off (Prov.23:18)
4). Do it tirelessly. Undying, unrepentant love is the surest pathway to live an excellent life. Hab.3:17-18.
5). Do it consistently JMS.1:25.
It works! Love can make you stand out among your contemporaries.