Monday, September 21, 2009

love seek to serve

Falling in love is something everyone needs to experience.  That uushy, gushy feeling.  Goo goo eyes and playing footsey.  Those first things are so awesome.  Do you remember them?


One of the things that we need to remember too is falling love with Jesus.  Some of you have not had that experience.  For me this has been an ongoing process that has highs and lows.  Sometimes I feel closer.  But so often God shows up.  What is it like to be in love with God and to be loved, knowing you are loved by Him?  Awesome doesn't even touch it.


When we come to know God, our vision and perspective grows.  The more time we spend with God the greater our love grows.  That love is a two way street, but it begins and sticks with His love being constant.  Nothing changes His love.  Our love has to grow.


John 3:30 (NLT) --- He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.


That time with God and your loving God makes us reply much more on Him.  Following God, following His spirit makes life more powerful.  Think with me … what makes us more powerful for Jesus?  Lots of answers.  But I believe the most powerful thing is falling in love and letting that be seen in us serving others.  Serving others puts our love for God in action.  Do you believe that?  Have you seen that?


Colossians 1:11 (NLT) --- We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,


Growing in our relationship with God WILL CHANGE how we respond to those in need.  Do you agree?  Prove it.  Really.  Show me.


James 2:18  (NLT) --- Now someone may argue, "Some people have faith; others have good deeds." But I say, "How can you show me your faith if you don't have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds."


There is a tie between our love for God and how we serve others.  Take a look at how you serve people.  What are we doing to let others see Jesus?

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