Love is the bottom line. Nothing counts without it. In short, you can’t go anywhere spiritually or in your relationships until you get your love walk straight! No wonder the Bible tells us to: “Eagerly pursue and see to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]” (1 Corinthians 14:1). Living a life ruled by the love of God is what opens you up to walk in the spirit and live in the highest measure of the blessing and power of God!
But if you ever want to walk in love, you’ll have to make a decision to yield to that force of love on the inside of you. You’ll have to resist the selfish tendencies of the flesh and choose to live a life governed by love. Making these changes is not as difficult as it may sound. In fact, the key to developing your love walk is wonderfully simple. You do it by maintaining a close relationship with God—fellowshiping with Him, reading the Bible, praying and staying in union with Him.
You can develop your faith further by acknowledging just how great God’s love for you truly is. You can spend time meditating on the fact that God loves you just as much as He loves Jesus. Think about that! God not only loves you just as powerfully as He loves Jesus, He has also put that same mighty love inside of you so that you can love like He loves! That’s staggering to your human mind but dare to believe it anyway. Receive it as truth in your heart.
To complete this process of developing your faith in God’s love, you must not only allow it to flow to you but through you to others. As 1 John 4:12 says, “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.” Remember the old saying, “Practice makes perfect”? That’s absolutely the truth. The way you perfect God’s love in you is by practicing that love toward other people. As you keep on practicing and developing that love, with every day that passes, you’ll grow up a little more into the image of Jesus. The works Jesus did you will boldly do also, and your relationships will blossom as others see Him in you.