34-35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”—John 13:34-35 (MSG)
There is so much going on in the world that demands a response! Some of these things hit us at the core, others not so much. When responding, as Christians, we must remember who we are and Whose we are!
As Christians, we do not have the luxury of responding like any ungodly person would. We are the called out ones, the redeemed, the ones called to show forth the love of God.
God loves the world, but how can they know it if we refuse to express that love when faced with the challenges of living in this world. These challenges may be toward us directly, our neighbor down the street, across our cities, nation, or on the other side of the globe! God expects us to rise above it all and show the hope we have within ourselves. Is it easy? Of course not; if it were, then everyone would do it.
People, we have hope because we have a Savior! All is not lost; we just have to do the Book…because we are people of the Book. The Bible tells us to be examples of God’s love. If we are to do that, we must receive that love for ourselves, in every aspect of our lives and live it out for all to see. We are to be lights in a darkened world.
God’s grace and mercy was shown to us through His love. Can we exhibit that same love on some level? Can we show mercy on some level? It is time we do because time is running out. The clock is ticking, do what you can while you can. Show some love in your home, on your job, in your community and church. Pray for someone you know and someone you don’t. Ask God to forgive others as you ask Him to forgive you.
Let’s be the examples of God’s love in every aspect of our lives…everyday! Jesus did not pre-qualify us prior to laying down His life; He gave His life freely and willingly so we could escape the judgment of a righteous God. Can we show love to someone who may not deserve it (or so we think)? It is time for a change…it is time to let love be our guide!
I love you all!Have Faith1st ©2012 Faith1st Ministries
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