It's been busy this for work and I've taking afew hours in the morning to learn about the book of Revelation at the church my mom gose to, they do a bible college and so I was interested to know more things about Rev. As well I've been trying to keep up with how Canada is doing in the Sochi Olympics. They are doing well indeed as I've been social media posting, excited and exspressing thier wins!!
With all that I think I'm caught up with devotions for now. Lets read and find out what Love in Action is talking about.
12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.
9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life[a] is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.
Sincere love hates evil and rebellion against God. It shows genuine appreciation and honor for others. It compels us to give to others who are in need, even if it means sacrifice on our part. Sincere love is not selective, but extends to people we find unlovable. It produces compassion that commiserates and celebrates with others.
We show this kind of sincere love in practical ways, even when we would rather do something else. Love in action means raking leaves for an elderly neighbor, babysitting for a single mother, or cooking meals for a bereaved family. It means taking time to share the Gospel with a non-believer, praying with an anxious friend, or encouraging a disheartened neighbor.
Many times, helping others will be inconvenient. The timing will be wrong for our busy schedules. The effort will seem too great for our tired bodies. The cost will be more than we can afford.
But true love involves sacrifice, and there is no better example of this than our Savior. Jesus said, My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:1213).
This kind of altruistic, other-based love may sound impossible to maintain. And in our human strength, it is. We could never pay our continuing debt to love one another (Romans 13:8), but God gives us the resources we need to make our payments.
Prayer: God, help me to follow your example of sacrificial loving. Help me demonstrate my love for others in tangible ways. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth (1 John 3:18).
This song may take you back to your Sunday school days as a kid, I know your probably thinking what? this song is for littler kids or it's simple. Sharing something dosn't have to be complicated. Sometimes songs like this is a good reminder to us as they have grew into other amazing messages and songs that tell us that Jesus loves us as He was telling us in this devotion and series.
Another great read Tiggy! Thanks again for reminders about how God loves us and that we need to be motivated by love.