Monday, December 06, 2004

Loving our neighbor...

Just this past week I have been overwhelmed with hearing of people, everyday people doing amazing things for people just because God is working in their lives and His goodness is showing... People giving money to single mothers, spending time with her children, guys going to work on computers at house for the less fortunate, college kids taking homeless guys out to eat, friends using their Christmas money for other friends... I gotta tell you it is moving to see God move in peoples lives...

Not that anyone here on earth has it all together but it is so encouraging and God glorifying to see people "Loving God and loving their neighbors..." There is something magical about making a small decision to put someoneelse in front of yourself... And it is almost just as magical to see someone else do it... It is amazing to see God moving in a community... I gotta beleive this is what is meant by "they will see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven"... (Matthew 5:16)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think there is something to be said about showing God's love. It's so easy for us to get wrapped up in ourselves and our everyday lives. So many Christians are content with "living a good life" and often I feel as though it becomes blinding to our true selves. A common misconception: while we are not showing any blatant sin, we therefore we are doing as God has called us.

However I truly feel as though this is missing the point. A good life can be attempted by any person. But by showing God's love by loving others, even your enemy, this is the true message that Jesus had to share with us. LOVE. Without love we have nothing. Even our salvation is based upon the loving grace of God, why, because He chose to.

It's hard to fathom the depths of this love, I struggle to comprehend just a small piece of it every day as it is mind blowing that I deserve such great love from the Father.

When we live outside of ourselves and begin to exhibit this love for our neighbor, effortlessly and without thought, we just begin to emcompass the true spirit of Christ. And then we begin to live as witnesses of what was, what is, and what is to come.

It is indeed amazing that God's Sprirt is moving in this community. To see that we are beginning to understand His love and truly desire to share it, this is God, and He is moving in us and through us! I pray we can all be vessels of this Great Love.