Walk the Talk

Jesus said, “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.”John 13:34-35 NASB

Said another way, as believers in Christ we must demonstrate that we CARE for others.

What does that look like?

  • Sending a card to encourage someone who is struggling
  • Take a friend to their favorite restaurant
  • Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line
  • Pray for your enemies
  • Rake leaves for your neighbor
  • Do the grocery shopping for a shut-in

You get the point…right?

Caring for others means giving your time, talent or treasure to benefit someone other than yourself.

16 comments

  1. Amen! It’s so important to give without expecting anything in return. I remember, before I became a Christian, reading a saying that someone’s Christian but abusive parents had on their wall that said: J.O.Y.: Jesus first, others second, yourself last.” At the time, I was appalled at this saying, but now I can see it has some truth to it.

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  2. Yes dear…reflecting back I would share this😊

    ✓ Pay a trip for someone. Could be a school or mission trip they want to go but lack finances; someone paid for my first mission trip, it has stuck with me to-date. I would do the same for another without hesitating🥰

    ✓ Mow your neighbour’s lawn or help with their garden ~ I read a post this week from another blogger narrating how she was so excited when her friend offered to helped her work on her garden He even brought his machine with him. Her garden was overgrown cause she had been unwell and didn’t have the necessary equipments. I thought that was so nice of her friend. 👏

    ✓ Make a card, write to someone, send a text message to affirm, encourage and appreciate those who serve you or serve with you. Words can build people up or tear them down. The former is better💞

    ✓ Get a gift or something as simple as ice cream (Baskin Robbins will always do for me😋) to accompany an apology when we really hurt someone. We make mistakes and it is ok to admit our wrongs.

    ✓ Order donuts or Shawarma (we love this here in the Middle East) to appreciate, congratulate, celebrate fellow colleagues at work

    ✓ Buy someone a cup of coffee or tea frequently, just so you can spend time with them, mentor them, give counsel and share about Christ with that person; My mentor used to do this with me, one year down the line I realized those brief conversations over a cup of coffee he always paid for had huge impact on my faith.

    ✓ Learn to wish people well; this will help you keep a pure heart as a Christians.

    ✓ Learn to forgive, forgive, and forgive some more; love will help us forgive those around us without bringing up or keeping record of the wrongs they did

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  3. Great post! Even the simplest things can brighten another person’s day! We just never know how far a word of encouragement will go in helping someone to feel better. All the things you mentioned are great ideas…

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