So stop depending upon your feelings to express your love to God. Rather show Him that you love Him through obeying Him no matter how you feel. Stop waiting on a feeling to show your wife or husband how much you love her or him. Show your spouse that you care by giving to her or him and showing that special person just how special she or he is to you. Stop waiting on a feeling to show your children godly love and affection. Give them some of your time, attention and wisdom for living.
Don’t wait for a feeling to show people the love of Jesus within you.
Don’t wait to feel love before you begin loving. Love first. Really care first. The feelings will come later.
6. Read 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 in the Amplified Bible. (It was quoted already in this chapter.) Then copy these verses and place them somewhere you are able to view them constantly. Keep God’s Word concerning love before you until His Word renews your mind to love. As I already stated, God’s kind of love is already in you. It is in your spirit. This is the God given ability to care for people even as God does. However, your mind, if it is not renewed in this truth, will lean more toward the fleshy way of dealing with people. The fleshy or carnal way is to do unto others as they do unto you. The way of the Spirit is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There is a vast difference.