Love is about the other person. Lust is about you.
You trade religion for relationship
but what you don’t see
Is a relationship without religion
Can be anything I make it be.
A healthy relationship is made evident by actions. Words, though powerful, are merely spoken; yet actions are tangible and seen.
You’re not going to win anybody to Christ by being a “Christian” but by the love of Christ, poured out through you, as you become like Christ.
Jesus didn’t come to make you good but to make you Perfect, as your heavenly Father is Perfect. That requires Jesus to strip you of your sin, to bind up your wounds, and to teach you how to love.
Jesus loves me” are three of the most profound words you could ever mutter… If only each of us believed it.
Sin separates us from God’s perfection. It also robs us of the gifts of God in our lives. Due to “my” own actions, I run the risk of losing it all, for what… a temporary delight or a flash of selfishness? Sin isn’t worth the admission fee of everything.
I’ve heard it said recently, “Hate is not the opposite of love… pride is the opposite of love because love is truly selfless.” We may not “hate” people, but how often are we struck with selfish pride? Instead, “Learn to really love…
Dear God, may I never fall prey to cleverness over inspiration. Amen.