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Overcomplicating Love and Ministry

Oh girls, we’ve been diving in deep. I hope the more you read the Bible and spend time with God, our perfect heavenly Father the more your heart is filled with everlasting hope!

Let’s jump in!

“Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!” 1 Corinthians 13:8

Wow! Forever, that means not only in this life but in the one to come. Love will last forever.

What does God tell us is the greatest commandment? To Love. Matthew 22:37 When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus replied, “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.”

Further, Jesus says in John 13:35, “By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Friends, why is this so hard for us? I truly think we overcomplicate it, and we miss out on countless opportunities every day to love those around us and over time to point them to God.

We think there’s so much for us to do to tell them about Jesus when if we truly love them as Christ loves us, they will see his love in us and they will either accept it and desire it or will hate it and not want it.

I know friends, it’s hard that some people will reject our love and ultimately the Good News of the Gospel, but listen to what the apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:15, “Our lives are Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.”

Did you see that, friends? People have the choice to either accept or reject the message of hope, life, and peace that we offer, but that’s not in our burden to bear. We are just to faithfully share the message, the Good News of the Gospel, not just in word but in word but in how we live. And here’s the good news, some will accept it and be changed forever!!

Listen to this. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 says, “Because we love you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives as well.”

Theodore Roosevelt said, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Friends, you can see that love is of the utmost importance.

Oh friends, it really is that simple. As my dear friend Rachel says, “Life is ministry.”

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