To Love Well Is To DO Something

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When was the last time that you changed something about yourself? Perhaps it was a diet or workout regimen. Maybe you limited the amount of screen time you were consuming to read more.

What was it?

Change doesn’t happen by simply setting your mind on something. It demands a change in action. We must act on the shift in our mind. If we don’t do something different, then all the words about being different mean nothing.

I was reading through Psalm 119 today. It’s a song about the beauty of God’s words, statutes, and decrees.

What struck me is the emphasis on living out these things. It was not just about the beauty and making “decisions” to do what is right. The emphasis of the song is on the actual living out of what God says.

In my religious tribe we are very worried about becoming “works” oriented. So much so, that I think we have missed something very important to the life of the person of faith. That is, incarnation. The embodying of our beliefs.

Another way of saying this is that we must #LoveWell. It really is as simple as loving one another. When we seek to love one another it demands from us action and not just words. To #LoveWell is to act on behalf of another sacrificially. To give of ourselves and to open ourselves to them.

This is what it means to live out the Scriptures. To submit ourselves in the “obedience of faith.”