This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Charles Spurgeon. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Spurgeon” in the search box to read more entries.
True love next shows itself in obedience. … ‘Tis love that makes our willing feet in swift obedience move.’ We can do anything for those we love, and if we love Jesus, no burden will be heavy, no difficulty will be great. We should rather wish to do more than He asks of us and only desire that He was a little more exacting that we might have a better opportunity of showing forth our affection. …
The apostle says, ‘Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth’ (1 John 3:18). Actions speak louder than words, and we will always be anxious to tell our love in deeds as well as by our lips. The true disciple asks continually, ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’ (Acts 9:6). He esteems it his highest honor to serve the Lord. …
I believe in an active love that has hands to labor and feet to run as well as a heart to feel, eyes to glance, and ears to listen.
From The Church’s Love To Her Loving Lord
Those who love Jesus obey Him (John 14:15).
Those who love Jesus serve others out of that love (Matthew 25:31-40).
Those who love Jesus put action to their faith in Him (James 2:14-18).
Those who love Jesus continually ask Him, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
Love for Jesus isn’t just something we feel, it’s who we are and it’s how we act and speak and serve every single day.