Luke 10:27 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
The word of the day is Love. With love all things can be accomplished. Jesus has asked us to love our God with everything we have, but not with words alone. Action establishes how much we truly love. If our love is empty then are actions wont be far behind. But if we love with everything we have then our actions will prove that. We cant just love someone who loves us like Jesus says in Matthew 5:46 “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” Loving someone who we know loves us back is easy because we know there will be no rejection. Loving someone who might not be fond of us on the other hand can be tough at first but if we continue to love and show that through action we can allow some people to see that we love everyone as our amazing God loves everyone. If we start to truly prove through our actions that no matter who it is we can love them as God loves us then we can start to give glory to God through our actions. People with hate for us that see us hold back no love will continue to wonder why someone they hate can still show so much love. Eventually they will see the work of God through us and be as amazed as we were the first time we realized how much God loves us. Today I want to challenge everyone to not only love the people who love you back but to love the people who don’t love you back and to pray that they feel the love through our actions. If God is our guide then we are on a path of love and love is what will flow through us. In normal daily situations where we used to be stressed and grow anger lets pray, worship, and most of all LOVE.
Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”
Who am I? I’m someone who was saved by the grace of God, not for who I am or what I have done but because of who God is and what he is doing. Im blessed to come to you today humbly and tell you about my faith. Somedays I wonder why I have been chosen to be filled with the Holy Spirit and then I imagine how amazing our God is and realize how my life has been altered not by myself but by the abounding love God has for all of us. I use to walk the same path as a lot of people and that is seeking things to boost my own ego. I would search for anything that would make others think more of me. Today my goal could not be any more different then it was. Today I search for things that can give glory to God through my life because to me that is the ultimate goal. I was taken from the path of sin and death and placed on a path of love and life. Again it was not because of anything I had done but by the grace of God alone. God took someone like me who was the farthest from righteous and set my path straight, although somedays my body wants to veer of the path I am blessed with the Holy Spirit to keep the end goal in my mind. That goal is to bring glory to God in all of my daily activities. How amazing is our God to allow someone who deserves punishment for my sins to change me into a person that can be used to bring him glory. I use to laugh at people who would throw this term “Saved” around about their life. When most people imagine saved they think of something physical but now to me I see what those people mean by being Saved not physically but by the grace of God. Im walking proof of the word saved and to think that I had done nothing but allow Jesus to be the center of my life. Today I wanted you to know a LITTLE about me and ALOT about my savior Jesus. Today I want you to know that I walk in love and those footsteps walk over the place that used to hold hate. My old self would want to take credit for the person I am becoming, but that would be foolish. It is by the grace of our extraordinary God that I can use these fingers I was so blessed with to type this message that you too can be saved.
Unfortunately lately I hear a lot of unbelievers say there is no God, but to them I show them my self. If I was alone in this I would be to weak to change my ways but because of how amazing God is he took me and turned me around and set my sights on Jesus and for that I’m forever grateful. I plan on doing a daily devotional starting today and I thought no better way to start it out than by showing you how I did nothing to get to this point but how our Lord and savior did everything. Im truly amazed at the work of God all around us and in me and can’t help but spread the Good news to all my friends and people that I have not been blessed to meet yet. God bless all of you and I’m truly grateful that you use my blog to see the word of God through the eyes of a changed man.
1 Corinthians 1:5-9 “For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”