Good morning everyone,
It seems we find every reason under the sun to make our own rules up as we make our way through life without ever consulting the Book that gives us the really important principles about how to live! One of those principles is really simple but we (myself included) really make it difficult. 1 John 3:11 says, 'For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning that we should love one another.' We don't have to go out and create the model. It has already been demonstrated through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! He perfected it and He was the forerunner for us to follow suit. 1 John 4:16-17 says, 'So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so also are we in this world.' It is a constant battle to love without expectations. When we love because our hearts are in the right place, 'Amazing Love' will be the result. In order for lost people to desire the love of Christ, we as Christians are commanded to demonstrate it! Otherwise they get from us what they are already getting; false hope! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a heart that wants to love a world that is lost and disheartened! Start that love at home and let it flow wherever you go so others will ask you why you have that extra 'twinkle' in your eye!
Your brother in Christ,