Sometimes we blame others when we feel disconnected from God. Truth is, instead of placing that blame on someone else, we need to take an inventory of ourselves to gauge if we're truly walking in love.
In our third week studying 1 John together as a church, we took a look at 1 John 3:14, where it tells us that our love towards others is proof that we have passed from death to life. To be alive in Christ means that his enduring love becomes evident in our lives through the way we give. You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving. Through the giving of our time, talents, and money, is where our love is put into action.
When we love, we also gain. We gain confidence knowing what we believe is real. And, we gain a new perspective on the things that truly matter.
Lastly, when we love, we grow. The world of the generous gets larger. You'll see that as you put love into action, you will experience immense growth in so many facets of your life.