Showing God's Love To Others

Many years ago I was unemployed for almost two years. During this time I would work temporary jobs at different businesses that the temp agency sent me to. Sometimes I didn't know if I would have enough money to afford the cost of rent, utilities, gas, insurance and food. I had been asking the Lord for His direction in ministry, but His plans were totally different from my plans. It was definitely a time of trusting Him for my every need and a time of learning how God would use the Body of Christ to love on me. I look back at my life during that time and am amazed at how God provided for every need! One of those times was when a farmer and his wife, who used to own the house I was renting, would just show up with some fresh vegetables to share, providing for my physical needs. What an incredible testimony of how to show God's love to others! Another instance was when God brought a Christian mechanic into my life who wanted to show God's love by keeping my car running.

I could tell you other stories about God's provisions through His servants over the years and how that ministered to my heart and soul, but the focus here is on how God uses us to love on others. Maybe it looks like the illustrations I shared. Or, another way of showing God's love could be accomplished through our prayers for others and their life challenges.

There are many practical ways that we can show the love of God to others, but the important thing is that we are loving on others. God tells us in His Word that we are to:

Love (agape) the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength... Love (agape) your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:30-31)

Question to think about:  How do you see yourself showing the agape love of God to others?