27 April 2009

Life Can Get Crazy

Life can get crazy, even painful at times. More than once I’ve found comfort in the following passage of scripture, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17

The first part of this verse promises that the sea of sorrow we swim in will one day be gone. The second half of the verse begs the question: What is God’s will?

Jesus answered this question for us in the book of Matthew, Chapter 22. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

I believe Jesus is saying we cannot love God without loving each other. A professed love for God without love for people usually leads to cold legalistic religion. And, love for people without a love for God and His Truth almost always disintegrates into narcissistic self-love.

PRAYER REQUEST: Port Orange Counseling Center needs a licensed professional counselor. Please pray that His will is done and that if it is His will He sends one to us.

“Father, thank You for teaching us how to love You and each other. Let us never forget that this world is temporary and that You are in control. We turn our lives over to You. In Jesus name we pray.”


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