Prayer, the Ultimate Act of Love

Praying for someone is the ultimate act of love.

Colossians 1:9-12, “9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”

You Reap What You Sow

We all reap what we sow.  Sow goodness; reap peace.  Sow anger; reap hate.  Sow silence; reap indifference.

Luke 6:38, "Give, and it will be given to you.  Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.  For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

You Are Not the Center of the Universe. God Is.

During trials and temptations don’t linger in the why.  Sever you your ego and realize it is not about you.  It’s about what God is doing for you. 

Philippians 2:3, Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."

Everybody Loves Somebody

Never feel unloved.  Everyone is loved by someone.  They may not tell you in words, but will show you in sentiment.

Want to know who loves you most?  Jesus!  Jesus is love personified and loves you in a way no mortal can.

Deuteronomy 7:9, Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,”

Put God First and Everything Else After

In all things, put God first.  For on judgment day he will be your Only ally.  Not the mortal beings and earthly possessions you have venerated before him.

Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Anger is Spiritual Cancer

Bitterness is the worst aspect of anger.  It’s the sting of betrayal that when unchecked morphs into hatred.  Acceptance relieves the sting of bitterness and opens the mind to the hope of new possibilities.