1st John, Chapter 3, Verse 8 is becoming one of my favorite lines in the Bible. John is talking to the body of believers and telling them this: Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. In this article, I’m taking the verse and applying it to our Christian ministry in the world outside the Church walls! Love of God just for the sake of loving God is inward focused and a waste of opportunity! Here’s what I’m saying: A stove is JUST a big box made out of metal that gets hot. That’s all it will ever be until you put a pot of soup on it and cook it! Or, put some water on to boil! Or, put a cake or casserole inside it to bake! That fire for God you have burning inside of you is unproductive if you never put it to work loving and serving others! God KNOWS you love Him, but He doesn’t SEE that you love Him until you put that love to work! Love God = Love Others. Put your fire to work for God and be the Stove He created you to be!
Here’s my weekly “To Do” for you & me:
Pray for 3 people you just can’t bring yourself to love.
Ask God to show you how, when and where He wants you to serve others.
Expect an answer! He WILL give you one!
My Thought for your week: Every minute of every day is an opportunity to share God’s love.