Posted by: bshelley | October 1, 2008

Keep on loving

Today’s Verse: 1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. NASB

Frankly, we have been overwhelmed by all the love expressed through words, letters and kind deeds towards our family the last several weeks. Sometimes when you get focused on things like how little may be left (or not) at the end of the month, we forget what riches we have in family and friends. We have been reminded of what rich people we are and how comforting it is to know of all the prayers and well wishes are directed our way. With some people, they might worry that such acts create a debt owed back some day. That is however the beauty of agape love. It is love extended without any expectation of return. Several times since the current tumult began in our lives we have asked ourselves where we would have been without such a loving church family. It is hard to imagine attempting to furrow through such difficulties without God’s strength and assurance and His love shown towards us by so many. Sometimes when I sit at this keyboard and pour out my soul, I wonder if people actually read and are encouraged as am I when I write in response to God’s loving words. I assure you that if you find any solace and comfort in these pages, it is God working through me to express in words what it is to love and be loved by Him. It is such a blessing to then extend that love to others in words and deeds. Even as we are receiving, we are also called to give. There are many in our prayers who are struggling in their walk due to health, family or financial trials. If you are not a part of a church body, I strongly urge you to invest yourself in one nearby so that you can both be ministered to and you can also minister in love as part of a body of Christians. God does not intend for us to go through this life alone. If you are already part of a church, be involved and give back of yourself freely. Treasures untold are stored up in heaven and are ready to shower you in times of need. Thank you all for being part of our family in Christ Jesus.

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-1-john-3_18

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