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Day 20 – Love is Jesus Christ February 22, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in Jesus Christ, love.
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I must admit that this particular challenge is quite profound to me.  I am not a biblical scholar and just felt that I wasn’t qualified to even talk about this subject. Yes, I am well aware of whom Christ is, but to talk about how one should submit their lives to Christ, well, that’s another subject. So I listened, took notes, and then re-listened again. I even downloaded some podcasts from itune.com in which Joyce Meyer’s talks about Jesus.  In a nutshell she said this, “You have to know who you are in Jesus.” My Aha moment – this is a personal thing, and yes, I can indeed write about this, because I know Him for myself.

After years of failed marriages, personal relationships with both friends and family, I came to realize that my heart just wasn’t in it for the right reason. I loved in order to gain something and not for the pure simplicity of the act. Once I came to know Jesus for myself, my actions changed. God loved me enough to give his one and only son, just can’t get any better than that in terms of sacrifice. If He was able to do that, then I could surely love those around me. It is a matter of humbling one’s self for the utter good of another. Being able to say you’re sorry in order to allow peace to abide within a situation. When Christ is allowed to take center seat in our lives, we are able to give love freely, just as He did by his dying on the cross.

I do realize that everyone does not believe in Jesus, but I would be willing to bet that everyone knows someone who knows Jesus on a very personal level. Turn to those folks when crises arise and yield unto their understanding.  Listen to their stories of triumph during stormy weather. In order to love as Christ, we must first know Christ. This doesn’t mean endless hours in church bowed down in front of the altar, but it does mean being able to do down on bended knees before our Savior. I simply say this, what do you have to lose by giving God a chance to reveal the marvels of true love. His love is free!

A few critical thoughts:
You must put your life into Christ’s hand in order to truly love. When you receive God’s love, you will be able to give it freely. Love one another. God demonstrates his love for us through Christ our Lord. You are able to share God’s love with your partner.

Biblical Verse(s):
Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
Psalms 51:5 – Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Online Resources: Podcasts by Joyce Meyers

Challenge:
Dare to take god at his word.  Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation.  Dare to pray, “Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner, but you have shown your love for me by dying to forgive your sins, and you have proven your power to save me from death by your resurrection.  Lord, change my heart, and save me by your grace.”


Q: Do you have a personal relationship with Christ?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn