I believe there will be many opportunities to “pass judgment” in the coming days. The enemy would love for us to be a harsh, judgmental people. He would love to use us in his position as “accuser of the brethren”.
Oh, Beloved of God! We are called to LOVE! To love our friends…to love our enemies…to love the “saved”…and to love those that are being wooed by the Holy Spirit to become a part of the Redeemed!
Show the Love of God to that person that is not acting in a loving manner. Show the Love of God to those that you don’t agree with. Bring the Love of God into all places; in all circumstances; to all people.
The world shall know us by our LOVE!!!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t say that I always follow this exhortation from Paul in my life. I WANT to live a life worthy of the calling I have received. I WANT to be completely humble and gentle. I WANT to be patient toward others…especially toward others who may try my patience. And I WANT to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
I would say that most of us desire that kind of life. But, if you are like me, as soon as difficult circumstances arise… I find it difficult to get myself out of the way and live the life I am called to live.
I start to focus on everything I lack. I focus on my weaknesses. I judge my words and my actions and I come up short. Very short. It is during these times that I press into the Lord and open myself to receive what He so lovingly offers to us.
He gives us His strength for our weakness. He takes away our lack and gives us everything we need to go forward into our calling. He lifts us up when we fall and sets our feet on the right path. He walks beside us in our journey and is there with us in everything we face. Thank You, Lord!!
So! With the Lord’s help, I will continue to press into living a life worthy of the calling I have received. Will you join me?
I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.
LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.
May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!
I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!
I worship and adore You!!
So…I’m sitting in the airport in Atlanta all alone. Alone except for the droves of people going here and there to eat or catch a flight. But, everyone has their attention on their destination and not really on what is happening around them.
I feel like I’m on an island in the heaving waters of the ocean. So much activity around me…but I am on an island of calm.
I feel the sweet, calm presence of the Lord as my companion. I talk to Him silently as I watch the people pass by; I talk to him as thoughts drift across my consciousness; I share with Him my joys and my concerns.
And best of all – He shares His thoughts with me! He tells me of His joys and His concerns; He shares with me His plans for what is coming in my life and ministry.
I am so thankful and humbled that God actually wants to hang out at the airport with me! WOW!! What an awesome God we serve!
No, I’m not alone…I’m never alone! 💥❤️