Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 16 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day sixteen with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of love.
Walk a Path of Love
“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
2 John 1:6 (NIV)
What are you willing to do for the people you love? What do you actually do? If there is a different answer to those questions, why? How willing are you to do the things that someone you love asks you to do? What might your unwillingness to do what someone asks say about your actual love of them? How much does your obedience to God say about your love of Him. How closely would you follow the Word of God if you deliberately walked a path of love each day?
God says that we express our love for Him by walking in obedience to His commands. His commands are centered in His love for us and our response to Him should be centered in our love for Him. As you pray, ask God to help you walk a path of love that is lived in obedience to Him. Pray that your path would share the love of God to the people around you. Pray that your motives for obeying God’s commands would always come from a heart of love for Him. Pray that the people around you would come to know the joy that is found in walking a path of love.