Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Loving God's Way

Read: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8

God's love is so different from our love. We often don't feel love or express love. God always feels love toward us – for He is love. His love is unconditional, which means, He will always love despite what we do or say. God can never stop loving us. It's in His very nature to love. Even when we say and do wrong things, He still keeps on loving us. We need to build God's love into our lives, so we may love as He does. Let God fill you with His love. Ask Him to help you love people and see them through His eyes. As we continue to walk with Jesus, and choose to respond with love, the more God's love grows in us. So choose today to love God's way.

© By M.S.Lowndes

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 (NLT)

Lord, I pray you'll grow in me
The love that belongs to you,
So I can show the whole wide world
That your love is for them too.

© By M.S.Lowndes

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Telling The Truth

Read: Acts 5: 1-11

This is a scary story of Ananias and Sapphira. They lied to God by saying that the money they had given to the Apostles was all the money from the sale of their land. They didn’t need to give all the money if they didn’t want to. They could have just said that it was part of it. But they lied about it. God takes lying very seriously. God is a God of truth. Lying is opposite to His nature; it is the nature of Satan, our enemy. I don’t believe God would strike us dead today if we have lied, but He takes away the peace in our hearts if we have lied.

It is far better to tell the truth and face the punishment than to lie and lose our peace with God, and lose the trust that our parents or friends have in us. This is something we should think of before we lie. Trust is often broken. When someone lies, we cannot believe much of what they say anymore. So make it your choice today and every day, to always tell the truth – no matter how much trouble you are in. It’s the smart choice.

© By M.S.Lowndes

What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbour the truth. In Christ's body we're all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself. - Ephesians 4: 25 (MSG)

Lord, I pray that you will help me
To always speak the truth
And to be someone, people can trust,
Who will bring honour to you.

© By M.S.Lowndes