God is love and that is not just one of the qualities attributed to God according to the scriptures, it is who He is and if you want to fulfill the new law you must walk in love.
Speaking with all sincerity that has been one of the toughest challenge a believer has or I would say I had. Only if we know how walking in the love would make our Christian journey smoother, selfless and stops your human nature from responding.
To practically walk in love shows a certain level of death that brings you to the realities of living in the spirit and not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh our formal (human) nature. It gets rid of those vain and hurtful thoughts about other people.
The bible says every other gift will become useless but love follows us into eternity that is to say we practice love even in heaven. Loves brings us into perfection—Hallelujah!
…Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
1 Corinthians 13 is the believer’s practical hand note/out on how to walk in love. This is how I put it into my day to day life by inserting my name to love and anytime my actions do not match it that means I’m not walking in perfect love according to 1 Corinthians 13.
Let’s put it into practice, shall we? Where ever you see the word love, change it to your name. Let’s use the name Anita…
Anita is patient
Anita is kind.
Anita is not jealous or boastful.
Anita is not proud or rude.
Anita does not demand her own way (being manipulative).
Anita is not irritable.
Anita keeps no record of being wronged.
Anita does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Anita never gives up.
Anita never loses faith.
Anita is always hopeful and endures through ever circumstances.
To attain perfection in this Christian journey you need to step out of self and stepping out of self is to know love. Walking in love makes you selfless and brings you to the nature that is in God.
To win battle with men, that is to be void of offenses, bitterness, jealousy, disability in maintaining relationships etc is to walk in love. Galatians 5:22 says….
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law.
The fruit of the spirit IS love… why didn’t the scripture say ARE since they are nine fruits? Love is what leads you to walk in the other eight, love helps you walk in the spirit. You can’t attain perfection until you know the way of love.
Another way to walk in love is constant genuine communion with the Holy Spirit; He opens a channel of love in you.
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:2
You are unstoppable!