Love and The Fruit of The Spirit
By Neville Salvetti
Love is an attitude of denying self and its rights to help another to do something they cannot do or need help with.
It is not doing for another what they should
be doing for themselves.
Its description is found in The Fruit of The Spirit, which is how God expresses His Love towards us.
Love is the foundational
attitude of Christianity and is expressed whenever you minster, serve or relate to another person otherwise you will not be expressing God in what you are doing.
Expressing God’s quality of Love
is an act of worship because you show God’s Love is worth imitating!
God is our example to follow and we should have these attitudes to all:
love others with the same quality of love with which God does.
To joy in the spiritual progress and maturity of others and the relationship they have with God and us.
To be at peace with all through helping them be at peace with God and through not worrying what happens to us, because God has allowed it to happen for our best.
To patiently endure in serving
God and others desiring to serve them on behalf of Jesus and be willing to suffer and endure to help them be like Him because we love Jesus and desire others to have the same relationship with Him that we have.
show gentleness to all in the way God is gentle with us so that people do not fear us but are attracted to Jesus because they see His quality of Love in us expressed toward them.
To only do good to all
people and never evil of any kind so that they see our servant heart and the love in it that only desires what is best for them.
To show Jesus is worth following no matter what happens. Because we
trust Him and His love for us regardless of what happens to us.
To be humble in all we do not trying to control others but treating them as equals and as worth knowing and not as inferiors, because they
are all children of the Father and should be treated as such (Gal 3:28).
To do all things in moderation so that people see our lives are not controlled by possessions or activity but that we use what we
have for the purposes of God and are not driven by the world and its peer pressure to conform to it.
As we do these things we show God is worthy to be followed and the demonstration of the Fruit of The
Spirit in our life becomes an act of worship and praise to the Father and to Jesus!
Unless you see God’s Heart for people you will not love them as He does or love Him as you should and will not
serve Him out of a pure Love for Him. You also will not fully see how much He Loves you.
So we need to learn about God and His Love for us and to draw ever closer and intimately with Him to know
His heart of Love for us and others so that we can respond out of Love for Him and obey and serve Him out of the quality of Love He has for us and others.
To know His love you must experience it and know
you have experienced it and this is where The Holy Spirit helps you by showing you this.
As you trust Him more you develop a greater love for Him and He can show and reveal more of His Love toward you.
Through Neville Salvetti