"I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, walking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me." C.S.Lewis
Let your will be done oh Lord.
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Discernment is a word Christians often use instead of “making a decision” or “picking a choice,” although it means more than that. Discerning something means taking the choice to prayer and asking where God is leading you. Taking time to pray over a decision instead of shooting from the hip is vital for larger, more important decisions, like which job to take, whom to marry, or whether should you go on a mission trip. In those situations we want to ask God what he’d like us to do. And for that, here’s a handy guide.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor 13:13) Faith has to do with our walk with God and how we desire to know him more. Hope pertains to our attitude and how much we trust that God is faithful and sovereign. And finally, love is the action. Once we have the first two, God’s love will overflow through us. Loving others is the natural expression of our relationship with God. He is love. (1 John 4:16)
Showing love to others is our way to share God’s love. I hope that I will not show love because it’s the “good” or “right” thing to do, but because it is a way to glorify Him. After all,
We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (1 John 19-21)
Does your faith fully express itself through loving others? :)