When we love like Christ does we can influence people or even change their lives for the better. Unconditional love requires we love God first. God loves unconditionally and nothing changes His love for us; this is an impressive truth. Only He can provide the strength and ability to give this same love to another person. Unconditional love is caring about someone without limitations; loving without conditions and doing something to make someone happy without any thought for what we might get for ourselves. Listed below are powerful ways to love like Jesus.
Forgiveness is a choice and not a feeling. We all know that is hard to forgive someone that had done bad things to you. But Jesus forgive the whole human kind for their bad things they do. Jesus forgives us for every sin that we commited.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Sacrifice requires a positive attitude and an obedient heart. Putting our own needs, desires and wants aside to focus on other people’s needs and wants. By doing these you can change their lives.
This allows us to lift others up to God in a positive manner, asking God to bless people and work in their hearts and lives according to His plan and purposes. Praying for people is an act of unconditional love. Especially when we pray for our enemies.
“But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”
Humility teaches us that God created us for His purposes and not our own. We become peacemakers, recognizing every person has a purpose and needs to be treated with dignity and respect. Living with a humble opinion of ourselves takes us off our own minds and from holding a first place position.