Daily Devotionals

Walking in Love

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV) – “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”


As followers of Christ, we are called to imitate His example and walk in the way of love. Love is not merely a feeling or emotion; it is a deliberate choice and action that reflects the very nature of God Himself. In Ephesians 5:1-2, we are reminded to follow God’s example and love others sacrificially, just as Christ loved us.

Today, let us embark on a journey of walking in love through intentional actions:

  1. Practice Kindness: Look for opportunities to show kindness to those around you – whether it’s a smile, a word of encouragement, or a helping hand. Small acts of kindness have the power to brighten someone’s day and reveal the love of Christ.
  2. Extend Forgiveness: Choose to forgive those who have wronged you, just as Christ has forgiven you. Let go of bitterness and resentment, and embrace the freedom that comes from extending grace and mercy to others.
  3. Show Compassion: Take the time to truly listen and empathize with the struggles and pain of others. Show compassion and empathy, offering a shoulder to lean on and a heart that cares.
  4. Serve Selflessly: Look for opportunities to serve others selflessly, without expecting anything in return. Whether it’s volunteering in your community, serving in your church, or helping a neighbor in need, let your actions be motivated by love and compassion.
  5. Speak Encouragement: Use your words to build others up and speak life into their circumstances. Offer words of encouragement, affirmation, and hope, reminding others of their worth and value in God’s eyes.

Action Plan:

  1. Choose one action step from the list above to focus on today.
  2. Commit to practicing love and kindness in your interactions with others throughout the day.
  3. Reflect on how walking in love impacts your relationships and brings glory to God.

As we walk in love and follow the example of Christ, may His love shine brightly through us, drawing others closer to Him. Let us be known by our love, reflecting the love that Christ has lavished upon us.