“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him.
And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us. Those who obey His commands live in Him, and He in them. And this is how we know that He lives in us: We know it by the Spirit He gave us.” (1 John 3:16-24)
The above verses place emphasis that Love is who we are to be in all we do and in all our interactions with others. My need to be filled with the Christ Spirit is great as each day, it is His empowerment that gives me ability to walk in embracing everyone in love.
It is the Spirit whose life overflows from my heart that is the love I can pour out into the hearts of others.
It will be this same love that draws others to our Father God, who Himself has given us the Life Blood of Christ and the Spirit of empowerment in whose resurrection power is infused in us giving us ability to administer the Forgiveness, Mercy and Grace of our Most High God as ministers of the full gospel.
So, it is each moment my reliance in the Spirit’s ability is great in order to carry the divinity of the Christ Spirit touching hearts of men, women and children, so that they too can enter into the love of our Father God, walking in the ability the Christ Spirit grants to all people.
It is the Christ Spirit life who is the powerful change agent that truly causes lasting transformation in a persons’ life to become all of whom God has created, chosen and destined us to become in and by His ability.
Our identity is Christ and when we walk in the ways He has showed us to walk in, we are fulfilling His purposes and intentions for our lives in accomplishing His vision in and through us as Obedient humble servants, who desire His will above and beyond anything else this world has to offer us.
When we can come to the place in our hearts, minds, and souls, where we can sincerely say, Christ is everything to me, and I will go wherever He leads me, and I will do those actions and deeds He requests of me by His strength, then we become the true disciples of the Lord, and we have come to the place of knowing our Father God in the intimacy of relationships, and we understand His authority and ability, then we know whose we are, and we come to realize there is no other entity that can touch our lives other than what we ourselves give authority to do so.
Let us so be inside and out, what we teach and preach that there be no false idols in us, but that we allow the Spirit to fully reign in every area of our lives, desiring to hold nothing back from our Mighty High God, so we can Be Authentic Christians.
May our highest desires be to carry this pure love of God into this dark and violent world so that others can also know the Lord’s ways are not a burden, but it is in our holy communion in His fullness that each day, it is He who grants a liberation and freedom to Be Real human beings, bound in the Spiritual union of the Godhead, who empowers us, giving us supernatural ability to walk the talk in modeling the Christian lifestyle being God Hearts to everyone we encounter each moment we are granted breath.
Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister
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