Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action. This is how we will know we belong to the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence, even if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience, and He knows all things. 1 John 3:18-20 HCSB
We must show love as Jesus did, not just speak of it. We must have the conviction of God in us; we must know that what we do is right in the eyes of the Lord. If our actions are true and right to the Lord’s teaching, and our minds say ‘don’t do it, it is too hard’, or ‘do you really think you should?’, if it is as the Lord instructs, it is right and must be done. This is where it is said we ‘have a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other’ – always test the little voices to the Scriptures, always, as the Scriptures never lie.