3 Ways To Love Like Jesus – Christian Living

How to love like Jesus.

Throughout the Scriptures, there is a deep and repeating message that God is communicating through His Word and to each of us— His love.

It’s not merely human love, but divine and supernatural. God’s love is so deep and incomprehensible it should cause each of us to pause and consider for a moment just how deep His love goes.

Attempting to grasp and understand this divine love will help us grow as believers and equip us to love like Jesus.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1

1. Laying Down Our Life For Others

Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man and He laid down His life for each of us.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:5-8

What a beautiful love and sacrifice done by God and in His power.

It is this kind of radical love that will help us on our journey to love like Jesus more in our lives, resulting in us being able to live like Jesus as well.

It is through this radical love of God that we can lay aside our desires, our wants, our self-focused attitudes and be able to serve and love like Jesus.

2. Frequent Prayer

Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus withdrawing from crowds and His disciples in order to pray.

So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.

Luke 5:16

Setting an example of prayer for us, Jesus shows us the importance of communication with God.

It’s through a constant and flourishing relationship with the Lord that we are able to show Jesus’s love to other people and are better equipped to love like Jesus.

Waking up an extra 20 or 30 minutes in order to spend time in prayer will radically transform your life and better equip you to live by faith.

Building daily godly habits take time but reap a Heavenly reward.

Another great idea to help cultivate prayer in your life as a Christian is downloading a prayer application such as PrayerMate.

3. Walk By The Spirit

If we desire to love like Jesus, we must walk in step with Him and we do this by walking in the Spirit.

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Galatians 5:16-17

When we walk in the Spirit, we are living in the way Jesus intends us.

Our life will reflect the fruit of the Spirit and we will not live self-focused, but God and others focused.

Our focus on God is a critical piece of the equation.

The love of God will shine through us by our conduct. When we walk by the Spirit, we will become better at loving like Jesus daily.
By laying down our lives for others, frequent prayer, and walking by the Spirit we will be better equipped to love as Jesus did.

I want to encourage you to read all of the Gospels and see how Jesus lived His life here on earth.

His life is a blueprint for Christian living and as we grow in Spirit and in Truth, we will become more like Him and we will love like Jesus more and more.

Looking to see this kind of love in action? Read “Finding Tomorrow” to see how one Christian who thought he had it all figured out changed when he discovered the power of loving like Jesus!

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