Sunday, August 15, 2010
Do not share in someone's strength, if you are unwilling to cover their weaknesses. That is not relationship, does not promote goodwill or community, and most of all, does not please God. What pleases God is our love for one another in action, and in promoting life in one another. That we do draw off each others strengths but also cover each others short comings. We do not quit each other, and seek restoration and healing when a brother falls.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Society tells us in so many ways that the road to success is being on top, dominate the competition, and seek fame and fortune. The way of Jesus is radically different. It is the way not of upward mobility but going low in humility that leads to promotion from God. It is serving and preferring others beyond ourselves. Why is the way of Jesus worth choosing? Because it is the way to the Kingdom, and eternal glory.
Friday, August 13, 2010
As children of God we must give words to what we are living. Without words our lives lose vibrancy and creativity. When we see God in all of His glory, our hearts want to speak about Him. When we encounter special people in our lives, we want to share about them. When we are surprised by joy, we want to announce it! Through words we internalize what we are living, and the words speak forth a life worth living.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Love wins! People care very little about your doctrine, but care very much about your love. Doctrine can lead to Love, but Perfect Love defines all truth. Love speaks louder in action than in words. Do not be defined by your doctrine, but transform your lives and the world around you through Love. At the end of the day, and at the end of all days, Love remains. In every battle you face, always remember, Love wins.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
You are a witness for God and a living sign of God's presence in the world. What we live is more important than what we say, and words often reflect how a person is living. When we love from our hearts, our hearts speak words of love. When we are grateful, grateful words proceed. When words do not match our lives, we are viewed as hypocrites. May our lives give us the right words and may our words bring forth life.
Monday, August 9, 2010
To be fed, you must feed, and to be filled, you must fill others. To really be satisfied in life, you must allow God to assimilate Himself in you and through you in satisfying others. Surely, "Give and it shall be given" is true and reciprocity is God's universal principle. God fills the His "Givers" with abundance and satisfies them with His goodness as they pour out His love to meet the needs of others.