For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge; to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love. For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately.
Today, take time to step through this verse and recognize the progression that is being described. Each piece in this verse builds upon another, and it will take diligence to integrate love into your lifestyle. The implication of this is that all of these building blocks work together for love, and each of them has a part to play to put the love of Christ on display. One step at a time, by grace through faith in Christ. He is with you.