“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

(Romans 5:8)

If you look at the great apostles of faith in the Bible, you will agree with me that God’s beloved can come from anywhere. Nationality, parentage and education are not criteria. It is not the works of righteousness that we have done but according to His amazing grace.

 

We need to remind ourselves often that we are sinners saved by grace. This grace is for the women as well as the men, the uneducated as well as the knowledgeable, the weak as well as the strong. Many today think they can earn God´s favour by their good works but Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship. No matter how many good works you do or how fine an attitude you have, you can never do enough to earn God’s forgiveness, His love. What matters to Jesus is your attitude towards Him. That was why Jesus asked Peter in the book of John 21:15-17, do you love me? Love is the only genuine principle from which the service of the Lord must spring.

 

Apostle Paul knew that faith without love is faithless, when he taught us that love activates faith (Galatians 5:6). Do you feel lacking in faith? Do you feel dry in your walk with Christ? Are you yearning for revelation? If you examine yourself sincerely, you will see that it is not time or resources that you lack, but love. When we love Jesus, there is a promise of God attached to this. God’s goodness will continue in every area of our lives if we respond by loving Him, because love is the fuel of faith.

 

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”

REVIVE ME

“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”