You Can Become an Expert at Relationships
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7 NLT, second edition)
Love is a skill that can be learned. In other words, it’s something you can get good at, and that means you get better at love by practicing love.
You may think you’re a good lover, but God wants you to become a great lover, a skilled lover, a master lover. Yet most people never learn how to love.
You can become an expert at relationships. Wouldn’t you like to become known as a person of extraordinary love? When people speak of you they might say: “He doesn’t care who you are or what you look like” or “She doesn’t care where you’ve been or what you’ve done or where you’re from.”
The only way you get skilled at something is to practice. You do it over and over. The first time you do it, it feels awkward, but the more you do it, the better you become.
The same is true with love. The Bible says, “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7 NLT, second edition). Let’s practice loving each other.
“Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all” (1 Timothy 4:15 HCSB).
Talk It Over
How might the world’s perception of the Church change if every believer practiced loving others?
What is something you can commit to that would help you practice showing love to others on a regular basis?
Who is it hardest for you to show love to? Take some time to pray, and ask God to give you courage and his love to show to that person.
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