We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. – 1 John 3:14
True love comes from God. It’s a love that transcends all understanding. Once you’ve experienced love from God, along with His grace and His mercy, along with His forgiveness – you must love above all – to love is to live. To live in Christ is to see light and feel warmth from God’s Holy Spirit – then let that same light and warmth radiate from you to others.
The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world. – Author Unknown
We’re not bullet proof by any stretch of the imagination. We are protected if we belong to Christ because He loves us so much. When we get hurt, we have the wonderful privilege of prayer. We can talk one on one with our Heavenly Father through Jesus. We are told in God’s Word, the Bible, that if we will just be still and KNOW that He is God – He will fight our battles for us. I know this is true because He’s taken on so many of my battles – physical, emotional and spiritual.
He changed sunset into sunrise. – Clement of Alexandria
We only live if we love. If we do not love we remain in death. We must not hold on to the bad days we experience in life. We need to quickly let go of bitterness and hateful feelings. All these things do is weigh us down in life – and we aren’t really living as long as they are on board. If we want to fly like eagles, we need to get rid of all the ugliness we are still carrying around. How much weight do you need to lose? Will that show up on the scale? Well – maybe not the scales you weigh on every morning – but your heart will feel so much better and your attitude will improve immediately. Hand all the bad stuff over to God. He’s big enough to take it and cast it into the sea of forgetfulness. Once it’s gone – don’t pick it back up.
The dying Jesus is the evidence of God’s anger toward sin; but the living Jesus is the proof of God’s love and forgiveness. – Lorenz Eifert
Choose to love God – and each other – and you will learn the secret to living a joyful life. 🙂