Inspiration

How Do You Practice Love?

"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God." (1 John 4:7 NLT)

Love is a skill that can be learned. In other words, it's something you can get better at with practice.

You may think you're a good lover, but God wants you to become a great lover, a skilled lover, a master lover. You can become an expert at relationships. Yet, most people never learn how to truly love.

Wouldn't you like to become known as a person of extraordinary love? When people speak of you, they might say: "He doesn't care who you are or what you look like." "She doesn't care where you've been or what you've done or where you're from."

The only way you get skilled at something is to practice it. You do it over and over. The first time you do it, it feels awkward, but the more you do it, the better you become.

The same is true with love: "Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God" (1 John 4:7 NLT). The Bible also says, "Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all" (1 Timothy 4:15 HCSB).

Let's practice loving each other.

Talk It Over

  • What are the ways you can practice showing love to others this week?
  • Who in your life needs to be shown the love of God through you?
  • How do you think God wants you to practice being a person of extraordinary love when you are tired, grumpy, or in a hurry?
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