Just a thought for the day!
Chris has told this so very well and hit’s the nail on the head. I trust you will enjoy it as much as I.
I want to apologize up front if this post comes across a little stronger than usual. Time is short. People are dying. As a Church, we need to take a long, hard look into the mirror, and figure out real quick-like how we are representing the word, Christian.
It’s not our job to change people. Let’s start with that.
We sow seeds. Sometimes, we get the amazing opportunity to water those seeds. God brings the increase. God, through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, brings conviction into people’s hearts. He brings change.
We’ve got to stop thinking everyone is wrong if they don’t believe exactly as we do. To put it quite simply…that doesn’t matter at all.
We need to stop debating with atheists, agnostics, and Mormons. We need to stop boycotting every single business that supports gay marriage. We need to stop pointing out everyone’s faults.
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Do you love what you love, or just the feeling? This question was part of a personality test written by Jonathan-Safran-Foer and posted by my friend David Kanigan. A great question that is worth the time to ponder. Giving this some thought it brought many questions to mind. These are just a few.
Do you love the feeling you get or do you love unconditionally?
Do you love when someone is not there or only when you are with them?
Do you spring into action when something attacks what you love or do you sit and wait for the dust to settle?
Would you die for what you love or only attempt within reason to help?
Can you show your love or is your love just a hidden feeling you can’t or don’t express?
Can you show your love even when it is not to your benefit at the time?
Can you love and forget the shortcomings of your love or do you let the shortcomings affect your love?
Do you always nurture your love or just when you want that feeling of love?
Would you give up anything and everything for your love or would you sit back and wait until your timing was better for you?
Are you addicted to your love for the right reasons or are you just addicted?
Can you let your love go and still love what just left?
What is true love of someone or something? Love is very precious and should hold a place in our heart that no one can disrupt. Only we can spoil that love. That love does not spoil itself. One can spoil love for the other but it was not love that spoiled it. If we could all choose to love unconditionally then love would flourish! The hurts would disappear. The lives of everyone in this world would be affected in a positive way allowing God’s plan for each of us to be fulfilled. The golden rule comes to mind. “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Do to others as you would want them to do to you as my Grandmother always said. True love would change our lives and those around us. My resolution for the future is to attempt to always love unconditionally. What will be yours?