Tag Archive | love

Kindness and Charity

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 

Practice acts of kindness and charity not because of who they are but because of who you are, a child of God.  Share God’s goodness with those in need.  Do what you can as often as you can for as many as you can.

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Teach by Example

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:11

Come, my children, listen to me:  I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

 

The best gift you can give your children is to teach them to obey and follow the Lord which leads to wisdom, prosperity and a happy life. Teaching children to fear the Lord doesn’t mean they should be afraid of Him, it means they should respect Him and put Him first in their lives. Fear of the Lord requires awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, faith, trust, thankfulness, and love.  We teach these to our children not just by word but by example. Share Jesus, the greatest gift of all, with your children.

Love Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Mark 12:31

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

 

Sometimes we forget the “as yourself” part of this verse. Many of us struggle with loving and taking care of ourselves, we even feel guilty for doing so. We put everyone else’s needs first but the truth is we can’t love anyone else if we don’t take care of our own health, mind, body, and spirit.  Make self-care a priority and remember, you can’t pour out blessings from an empty cup.

Your Testimony

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 3:15

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

 

Knowing scriptures will come in time, but you don’t have to have every scripture in the Bible memorized before you can tell someone about Jesus.  Your personal testimony is the most powerful thing you can share with someone.  If someone asks you why you believe in Jesus, tell them your story, tell them what He has done for you and how your life has changed.

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year everyone is busy, stressed out, in a hurry, and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians, let’s try to set an example of how to treat others.  Let’s be patient, kind and slow to anger and remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 8:  Thankful for Praise and Worship Music

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 95:2

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

 

Today I am incredibly thankful for worship music and songs. Being able to praise and worship God through song is so uplifting and inspiring. No matter what is going on in my life at that moment, good, bad, indifferent it all just seem to melt away instantly as I begin to focus on God. I feel connected to my Savior, so grateful for His love and mercy and thankful for His presence in my life.  Although I am not gifted with vocal talents, it doesn’t stop me from appreciating those who are and it doesn’t stop me from singing my heart out to the Lord.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.