1 John 3:18 (NIV)
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
*It's so easy to say we love someone be it out of habit, because it feels like it is the helpful thing to say in certain scenarios, or because the idea of verbalizing love should be enough for a person to know that you care. However, is there any truth behind your words of affirmation? Is it even enough to only say something, but never have that feeling conveyed physically? Sure affirmation is acceptable, but often the words are uttered in hopes of sparking an action to take place that reacts to those words.
It's so easy to love on people with words because it is often the lazy man's way of being involved without having to put any physical labor into it. For example people love to say they will pray for someone, but few allow themselves to be a vessel to take action in assisting with the problem. It is easy to say you love someone yet do your own thing, as it is killing two birds with one stone. While others are quick to love God or love those in the world be it out of admiration, (like that shown towards stars), or love voiced in hopes of getting people saved. Yet, no action is taking place to grow with or understand your brothers and sisters in Christ. However, few actually zone in on the craftsmanship that love takes to physically evolve within any type of relationship. Even from a simplistic standpoint, it is so easy to tell someone you are there for them and willing to listen. Yet you give little or no attention, never keep a date, rarely return a phone call, or make promises that you never plan to keep. God is trying to tell us that it takes more then words to convey love....It is the act of what you are willing to do to show it. So, let's try everything we are led to do and never give up....