1 John 3:18-23

18 My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.  19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and persuade our hearts before him,  20 because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.  21 Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;  22 and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.  23 This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.