Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday 4 Moms - Love one another

Hebrews 10: 19-29 

 “…hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Heb. 10:23 

Today's bible reading is one that can sometimes be uncomfortable - and it certainly doesn't fit into the politically correct venue. It's all about the two edged sword that is the truth in the bible. 

"He who promised is faithful" is a wonderful promise for those who have faith in the blood of the Lamb. But for those who deny His Deity, who reject His gift - for those - that faithfulness brings another promise. A promise that isn't pretty. 
It reminds me that we, as Christians have a job to do. Sharing His truth of love and forgiveness is the most important thing we can do, here on earth. It begins in our own homes. It should carry out into the rest of the world. 

"Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us." (1 John 4: 7-11)

God says we shall "know them by their fruit" 
In today's Christian society - that  means "know them by what comes out of their mouth - behind closed doors" It means "know them by the way they treat others" it means "know them by the way they love others in my name" it means "how they act online".  

How are you treating others today? in your home? in your community? online? 
Do the people you work with see Christ in you? Do the circles you socialize in know the love of God through you? 

My heart breaks when I come across Christian sisters treating others in an ungodly way. Especially, if they are in a position of authority within the Christian community. Your words matter. Your actions count. It is your testimony for Him - and He IS faithful. 

"You shall know them by their fruit"  The world is watching sisters - to whom do you belong? 

From the "She reads truth" bible study - I read about how good works should come from a heart of gratitude and not as a way of "earning our way around what he did for us". What is being laid on my heart today is that gratitude for what He did for us - should be producing fruit in our life. If we love Him - it should be coming through loud and clear. And by living a life of gratitude, we can show that love to others. Amen? 

#1000 Gifts and counting: 
Faithfulness of our Father God, steadfast love we can count on, His grace, the way He sends encouragement from unexpected sources, the opportunity to teach His word to my children, ninja costumes and the imaginations of little boys, the smell of cinnamon in the house, rough and tumble little boys all cuddled up to mommy, speaking for Creation Expo, 
Mostly this week I am thankful for our new little cousin - this fresh life - precious one: 

Welcome baby Luke! 

* I am speaking at the Creation Expo from Media Angels - you can win a ticket here today 

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