Love is more important than being right, love is more important than being successful, love is more important than justifying yourself, it is more important than being treated correctly. Nothing is more important than love. God is love and nothing is more important than that. Let nothing we do stand in the way of love.
There is a time to speak out and a time to hold your tongue, there is a time to leap into action and a time for thoughtful consideration, there is a time to give answers and a time to keep your own counsel, the real wisdom lies in knowing which is which. Lord, reveal to us your wisdom to know how best to respond in every given situation. Help us not to be wise in our own eyes but to always look to you for the best way forward. Amen.
You cannot create an intellectual argument to bring people to a faith in God. It is the Holy Spirit who will draw people to faith in the Father through the Son. An intellectual argument (on its own) will simply bring people to a faith in their own intellect.
Jesus came to the weak and to those of little earthly wisdom, not because they were easily fooled but because belief in God is not dependant on intellectual ability but on the simplicity of trust.
Today is the beginning of a whole new chapter of adventure in your life. You have the choice to grab it with both hands and make the most of it or to let it slip you by. You have a world of opportunity waiting to be discovered, a pathway to plot to a brighter future with God. You are surrounded by people wanting to help in anyway they can and you have God wanting to guide you and wanting the very best for you in all circumstances. So… what are you going to do today?
Prayer works best when our mind and that of Christ’s are in one accord.
The world is deaf to the Good News of Jesus Christ, His saving power, His unconditional love and grace. This doesn’t mean we have to shout, it means we have to show them.
When we discipline ourselves and take every thought captive to Christ then there is no room for fear and worry in our lives. When we shine the light of Christ onto our thoughts we can see which ones are helpful and which are hurtful. When we open our lives to Christ it is us who benefit!
When fear strikes remember to fight back with trust, love and friends. Trust that God is capable to deal with anything that comes your way. Remember that God loves you unconditionally and is with you in all things. Remember that God put us in communities for a reason, your friends are there to help and are God’s gift to us in difficult circumstances.
Releasing ourselves from fear is like escaping from a prison. Actually breaking out would be scary, will we make it? Will we be caught? It’s hard work and feels dangerous. Are they after me? What will freedom feel like? Will I always feel like I’m on the run? But however scary it may be continuing to languish in the prison of is not God’s desire for any of us. God doesn’t want you to be fearful. God has given us the tools of trust, love, faith, friends etc. that we can use to set ourselves free. That doesn’t mean that it will be easy but it will be so worth while.