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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Be Jesus To Someone

I have said several times that GOD loves us.  The LORD is not so much concerned about the posture of your body as He is the posture of your heart.  He doesn't care about the quality of your clothes as long as you are clothed with His love, His generosity, His humility, and His servanthood.  He doesn't care if you are Republican, Democrat, American, Arab, white, black, or purple.  He loves us all and wishes that no one would perish because of unbelief.  We are the laborers in His field and every life is precious to Him.  His Spirit is actively moving in our time.  Muslims are having visions of Christ and coming to a saving relationship with Jesus. 

The world looks at Christianity as a bunch of hypocrites.  We are legalistic, condescending, and snobish.  We are no better than anyone else in this world.  GOD is love and the only way we are going to spread the Gospel is if we love, too.  Be a servant.  Be the shoulder to cry on.  Be Jesus to someone today.

John 13:34-35  (ESV)

34)  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 
35)  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

1 John 4:7-21  (ESV)

God Is Love

7)  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from GOD, and whoever loves has been born of GOD and knows GOD. 
8)  Anyone who does not love does not know GOD, because GOD is love. 
9)  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. 
10)  In this is love, not that we have loved GOD but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 
11)  Beloved, if GOD so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 
12)  No one has ever seen GOD; if we love one another, GOD abides in us and His love is perfected in us.
13)  By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 
14) And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. 
15)  Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, GOD abides in him, and he in GOD. 
16)  So we have come to know and to believe the love that GOD has for us. GOD is love, and whoever abides in love abides in GOD, and GOD abides in him. 
17)  By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so also are we in this world.
18)  There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 
19)  We love because He first loved us. 
20)  If anyone says, "I love GOD," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love GOD whom he has not seen.
21)  And this commandment we have from Him: whoever loves GOD must also love his brother.

If we do not love someone it is because we have judged them unfit to love.  And in that way we have declared ourselves better than them.  Here us what GOD has to say about that:

Romans 2:1  (ESV)

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 

English Standard Version (ESV)The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers


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