Love Is an Action

“Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions” (1 John 3:18 NLT). Love is more than attraction and more than arousal. It’s also more than sentimentality, like so many pop songs suggest. By this standard, is love dead when the emotion is gone? No, not... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Love Is a Choice

Love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” (Deuteronomy 30:20 NIV). Too many people have bought into the myth that love is uncontrollable,... Continue Reading →

You Are the Object of God’s Love

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 TLB). God loves you so much that he sent Jesus on a mission of love with a message of love. The Bible doesn’t say God has love; it says... Continue Reading →

Start with the Needs of Others

“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4 NIV). If you want to connect with people, you start with their needs, not your own. Start with their hurts, not your own. Start with what they want, not what you want. There’s an old Chinese saying that says this: “Seek to... Continue Reading →

Accept Others as Christ Accepted You

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God” (Romans 15:7 NIV). God accepts us, despite our messy lives, impure motives, and irritating attitudes. One of the ways we reflect God’s love and bring him glory is to accept one another just as he accepts us. This means we... Continue Reading →

The Power of a Focused Life

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty” (Proverbs 21:5 NLT). If you want God to use you in great ways, you need focus. The more focused you are, the more effective you’ll be—and the more God will use you.There’s awesome power in a focused life. Diffused light doesn’t have... Continue Reading →

Train Your Mind to Remember God

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 NLT).   The Bible tells us to “pray all the time” (1 Thessalonians 5:17... Continue Reading →

You Need Friends Who Will Help You Succeed

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24 NIV). Real friends bring out the best in each other. They encourage and motivate one another to reach their goals. Friends who will cheer you on to success are a critical part of fulfilling your purpose in life.There’s an... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑