Oh Lord, I pray that people will not only get right with You but also see the importance of living out their faith. Then, will they go the extra mile to do as You command them. People's sinful desires are keeping them from following You, and I pray that You will remove these things from their lives, in Your mighty Name, Jesus. To many people now don't understand the need to do as You say, but as they think only. Oh, how foolish people are, by thinking that all they need to do is believe in You, and then they are saved. If they just knew that faith equals faithfulness to You also. For how can we show that we love You, if we are not doing as You would have us do. It is like saying that I love my wife or my parents, but I never listen to them or obey what they say. What hypocrisy is in the hearts of too many so-called Christians. This grieves my heart Lord, to think that people are not reading the Bible daily, and then if they are, they are not doing as You have taught them, in scripture. They may read and received counsel from You, oh Lord, but really do they consume what they've learned for themselves and have not done anything with it. For this reason, is the Holy Spirit pertinent to our lives. Because without it, we are not able to love others like You do. And without being born again in the Spirit, our faith is really selfish faith and not bearing any fruits at all. So Lord, help us look past ourselves and start showing kindness to everyone around us. If someone has a need, may we stop what we are doing and care for that person. I believe in and trust in what You have taught us. Therefore, I obey Your commands, because I love You, Lord. Amen.
Matthew 22:36-40 (KJV)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Do you really love Jesus? If so, then your love for God would be extended to everyone around you, in caring for their needs.
As Christians, we are not selfish people, but selfless, in order to supply the needs of people, as God does for us.
Our love for God becomes real, as we go out in the world and begin to light it up. We see those people that are in need and care for them. Continue Reading