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L Is for Love

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And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5   I still can’t get over the notion that the Creator of the universe made it possible to live inside me. God gave us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us. Our God is not far away! He is inside us! God has given us His Holy Spirit to pour out His love within our hearts. It’s like a fountain or waterfall gushing out of us, not only for our own benefit but also so God can “spray” His love on those around us. Do you need more of God’s love? He gives free refills! Take a moment to ask God to pour out His love in your heart all over again.     Get This Series as a Free PDF   Transformed by God: An A to Z Guide to Experiencing Change from the Inside Out I know it’s not always easy to get back to see each part of a blog...

Weekend Worship: One True Religion

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This one might be a little different for a worship song, but we express our worship by living to serve others. I don’t mean living in a legalistic way trying to earn the favor of God, but living with God’s love overflowing onto others. Saying “I love you” is a nice sentiment, but it’s empty words if we don’t back it up with our actions. That’s why James says true religion means helping widows and orphans (James 1:27). We don’t really love someone if we aren’t willing to put that love in action by doing something to help that person. When we become the hands and feet of Christ to serve others, we demonstrate true worship.   One True Religion   Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27 Sharable Image...

Weekend Worship: LOVE

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As I continue to consider the names of God in my personal study, I thought I’d feature another song exalting God’s name: God is love (1 John 4:16). This simple message needs to be lived out in and through our lives to reach others. It seems like so many people, even professing Christians, see God as an angry judge, a distant father, or some other negative perception. What we need is a revival of seeing who God is: God is LOVE! And, if you haven’t already noticed, Tembalami is my favorite YouTube channel so I’m going to let Tembalami lead us in worship again.   LOVE   We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16   Sharable Image (Share the Love!)  ...

Life Is Short: How Will You Invest Your Life This Year?

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I enjoy solitude. That makes me a good fit for a writer, but it makes it difficult for me to build relationships. I’m learning how important it is for me to intentionally build relationships and invest in the lives of others. It may take me away from things I’m doing, but without relationships, those things are unnecessary anyway. Some years ago, I put up a blog post on New Year’s Day called, “What Would You Do If You Had One Year to Live?” I talked about how that would change our perspective, but that shift is one we ought to live with. For a long time, that was my most-viewed post. I want to simply leave you with this graphic and ask you: How will you live this year? What will you do differently? Will you spend your time or invest it?     This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t have...

That They All May Be One by K.P. Yohannan

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The writings of K.P. Yohannan always resonate with my heart. I can read them over and over and still find gems of truth I need to make real in my life. That They All May Be One is a short book on conflict among Christians. The world is watching how we treat them and how we treat each other. Christians have a reputation for killing their wounded and today’s social and political climate has made people more combative than ever. The answer is love. When we love people we don’t like, it demonstrates Christ’s control over our lives. It doesn’t matter whether we agree with someone; we are still to express the love of Christ to him or her. This message is needed now more than ever and I encourage Christians to read That They All May Be One.   Book Quote To prepare them for the enormous task ahead, He simply left this powerful statement: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if...