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Love Looks like Something

And this is love: that we walk in accordance with His commandments and are guided continually by His precepts. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should [always] walk in love.  2 John 1:6 AMP

Late into the night, I replayed the day’s events.

I found it impossible to sleep. Whatever I read and wherever I went, division lingered. I saw it in the world around me, in the church, in my relationships, online, and even at the store.

Experiencing this divisive period in history grieved me. I decided to do something about it, so I prayed. My prayer was simple but heartfelt. I asked God to speak into my heart about what I could do. Ideas came of simple ways I could show people God’s love. By doing this, I could create more unity among the people He placed in my life. I was ready to get started.

We can rise above the divisiveness we see around us by asking God for the grace to create unity by walking in love. The most unifying—and greatest—commandments in the Bible involve love toward God and one another.

We can show love with or without words. Either way, love looks like something. Love can look like writing a prayer to God to forgive the people who have wronged us. Love can look like a mason jar full of fresh-cut flowers we leave on the doorstep of our neighbor’s house—a neighbor who sees life through a different lens than we do.

Our hurting world desperately needs God’s healing touch of love. Walking toward someone in love doesn’t mean we ask the mom of the kid who punched our kid in the face to brunch. We can have healthy boundaries and still choose to love.

But it could look like forgiving the kid and asking God to bless the family. When we choose to walk in love by doing something, we create the unity God desires. When we walk in love, we crumble walls of division and heal wounds.

Be the person who creates unity through love in action. Be someone who brings revival to the chaos and trauma. Break down the walls of division so healing can begin. Activate the power of God’s unifying love, putting love on display to those who need it. Bring unity to the people God has placed in your life by showing love through actions.

What is something you can do that demonstrates love in action?

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Brandie Muncaster

Brandie J. Muncaster’s passion for writing is fueled from her desire to help people discover what it means to live and walk in their true identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. As someone who has known the powerful transforming work of God in her own life, she is passionate about seeing others experience the same. Through prayer and applying the Word, she ministers the love of God. Brandie is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and Kingdom Winds. She is the author of the children’s book, Garden Tales: A Seed’s Story. Her work-in-progress is a memoir entitled A Story of Redemption, where she shares how God has brought inner healing through His Word. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys spending time with her children, playing sports, and visiting the coast or the mountains. Brandie also enjoys reading, painting, running, and homesteading. She is a member of Word Weavers of Charlotte, Hope Writer’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Kingdom Winds Collective.