Lord, may we not waste the time we have been given on meaningless pursuits. May we fill the 24 hours of TODAY with love of You and love of others. Through our words and our actions, may we make a difference in someone’s life! They are waiting to feel a touch from You, Lord. Use US to be Your vessel and reach out in Your Name. We glorify and honor You THIS day, Lord! And in ALL our days that follow!
[sigh]. Why do we have to lose electricity every time there is a rain storm or there is one close by. (It’s not even raining here!). 😟
And I feel the Lord giving me a spiritual application:
We can be affected by what is going on around us – even if it’s not happening to us directly! The spiritual atmosphere can cause spiritual consequences. So, the solution?
CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE!
May we be thermostats and not simply barometers. May we not only discern what is going on spiritually – but may we change the spiritual atmosphere and temperature!
Telling others we love them and teaching about God’s Love is important and needed in today’s world. But, even more important and more needed is to back up our words with actions that align with the Truth we speak.
The love that God calls us to is more than an emotional feeling. It is an expression of God’s love through action! How can we tell someone that is shivering from cold that we love them – without giving them a coat to wear? How can we tell someone that is hungry that we love them – without giving them something to eat?
Jesus taught us about the importance of our actions by saying, “…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
During this Christmas Season may we remember that one of the greatest gifts we can give someone is to show them our love through what we DO for them!
Actions speak louder than words! May we SHOUT God’s Love to the world by His Love manifesting through us through ACTION!