I was talking with my sister in law the other day, and she mentioned that I should post something that I wrote. I quickly shut it down. I said that I didn’t need to do that because God would lead people in His own way and own timing.
This morning, I have been sitting with some music on and just reflecting on the last couple of days. That situation came back to my mind, and I felt that God showed me what I actually did.
I shut down the idea of speaking, sharing, encouraging, letting what is inside out the door of my heart. I was being selfish. I was using something He has been teaching me as a defense against doing what He has told me in the past to do. For a while now, I have been trying to crawl my way back to solitary confinement, without God noticing. Besides this being flat wrong, it’s stupid. I would much rather be me, and freely so.
It’s November 2015, and what I hear and see my Jesus doing is calling us to true religion. James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
In the gospels, Jesus’ message is LOVE. He is love. We are here to learn to love, to be like Jesus, who walked the earth as Love, Himself.
As we look around at our world, it can look hopeless. Humans are trafficked, executed, sold into slavery, taken hostage, murdered. This list of atrocities goes on. There is famine and near genocide happening today.
We want an answer. What do we do about all of this injustice?
We have been created for love. It is reason for our existence. It is the answer to the question “what is the meaning of life?”. When we learn to love, Love Himself will have His day and He will win everything. Love is the answer. Love must have it’s way.
Love is the most powerful force in existence. It is more powerful than hate and destruction. We get to let this fill us and we pray that the Love of God and His Son would be revealed. That every heart would know this great Love.
We are alive to learn to be like my Jesus. He was and is and will forever be, Love.
There is much to discover about this love and I intend to go deeper and share. There are no good reasons to stay quiet. I have seen others’ writings and messages throughout the years, and they have gotten me where I am. It is time to join them.