I walked into our small church some years ago and someone said, "We have no teacher today for the primary class. Would you teach them?"
When I entered the small class of pre-schoolers, I decided to concentrate on only one thing: I would love them. We sang a few songs and I told them a Bible story while I concentrated on having a loving spirit for each of them.
Class ended and we all went to the worship service. I wondered if loving them had made any difference.
At the end of the service, I was still seated when I looked down and saw the children in my class gathered around me and looking up as if to say, "Love me some more, Teacher." Even though I had not said in words that I loved them, my spirit had communicated love. I've become convinced that people sense our spirits.
"The Holy Spirit is the love of God" states Margaret Therkelsen in Realizing the Presence of the Spirit. Asking for more love is asking for more of His Spirit to be flowing through us. "God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit" (Romans 5:5). When we allow the Spirit to flow through us, we are channels of His love.
Dear Lord, make me a channel of Your love to those with me today.
"Epaphras...has told us about the great love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you" (Colossians 1:8 NLT).