Many People Have Suffered in presumptuous relationships due to the lack of love or the wrong way of loving or being loved. Love doesn’t hurt. Anyone who doesn’t understand love will hurt you. God is love, thus,teaches us the best way to love.
Love does no harm to it’s neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. – Romans 13: 10.
Let’s look at these ten best ways to love;
1. Listen Without Interrupting
It is clear that good lovers or relations always have the quality of patience to listen to each other without interrupting. In conversation, there can be contrasting ideas or opinions and in such situations, it is only good to listen attentively without interrupting. There is this saying, that goes like, ”We listen to understand , we don’t listen to reply ”. Interruptions does not bring understanding, it only brings argument which is not good in relationships. Ephesians 4: 2, Be completely humble, and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
2. Speak Without Accusing
My dear brothers , take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, or man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life God desires. – James 1:19-20. You should be tactful and careful when speaking, so not to offend or accuse the other wrongly. You should be able to control your tongue , so that you would not hurt others with your words.
3. Give Without Sparing
‘Sharing is caring’ as the saying goes. God spared not His only son gave Him up to suffer and die for our redemption and salvation out of love. And by so doing he commands us to also give without sparing out of love.Proverbs 21:26 says, All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
4. Pray Without Ceasing (Intercession)
Don’t get tired of praying. Do not cease praying or interceding for others too. It is your act of love and righteousness towards others. In fact, the best thing you can do for your loved ones is your prayer for them. Colossians 1:9 For this cause , we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
5. Answer Without Arguing
Better a day crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife – Proverbs 17: 1 To maintain peace and love, we must adhere to this virtue. We should know how to answer questions without arguing. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No’. Whatever is more than these is of the evil. – Matthew 5:17
6. Share Without Pretending
Like God shared His love with us through Christ without any doubt or pretense, we have to share with others the same way. Share whatever you have with loved ones with good intentions, and from your heart .Ephesians 4:15 says, Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow into Him who is the Head, that is Christ. We say “Sharing is caring”, but not sharing is not caring when it is done in pretense.
7. Enjoy Without Complain
Do everything without complaining or arguing – Philippians 2:14 . Complaining whiles enjoying undermines the beauty of love and harmony.
8. Trust Without Wavering
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres – 1 Corinthians 13:7. There is no love without trust; They are indispensable. There must be complete trust in relationships. Wavering in trust does not ensure security in a relationship.
9. Forgive Without Punishing
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the LORD forgave you. – Colossians 3:13. As imitators of Christ, we must follow His footsteps. We are forgiven ro forgive others too. Love forgives and does not hold grudges. Love does not revenge. See Romans 12:17-20.
10. Promise Without Forgetting
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life – Proverbs 13:12. Never forget to fulfill your promises. Be sure to fulfill them in due time. Keep promises to avoid mistrust.
Conclusions: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love, – Ephesians 4:2 And over all these virtues, pull on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let love lead.