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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Many “Christians” talk the talk but don’t walk the walk because it…

Interferes with their to do list.

Adversely affects their reputation. 

Anonymity, not recognition is their reward. 

The recipient can’t or refuses to reciprocate their kindness. 

Includes loving those of different ethnic, cultural or religious backgrounds. 

The result?

Christianity that non-believers distrust because it doesn’t look like Jesus.

Christians cannot…

Stand idly by as the world goes to hell in a hand basket. 

Become lackadaisical in their pursuit of being made into the image of Christ. 

Rest on their laurels or previous victories. 

We need to be men and women whose faith, worship, prayers and service to others are birthed from a heart that is wildly in love with Jesus Christ our noble King. 

A King unlike any earthly king. 

A King who despite the disloyalty of His subjects never abandons them, never stops loving them. 

A King whose grace empowers His Church to become a bride worthy of His undying love and return.

Brothers and sisters, it doesn’t make any sense to say you have faith and act in a way that denies that faith. Mere talk never gets you very far, and a commitment to Jesus only in words will not save you. 

It would be like seeing a brother or sister without any clothes out in the cold and begging for food, and saying, “Shalom, friend, you should get inside where it’s warm and eat something,” but doing nothing about his needs. Leaving him cold and alone on the street. 

What good would your words alone do?

James 2:14-16

The Voice

You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires which are characteristic of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths.

John 8:44

Amplified Bible

Fear is rampant today.

So how do you find courage when…

The entire world is drowning in chaos? 

You can’t tell what’s up from what’s down?

What was once considered earthquake proof is being shaken into pieces so small that putting them back together is impossible? 

Your irrational thoughts are shouting orders, demanding your compliance? 

FEAR NOT!

Rejoice in the Lord always, delight, take pleasure in Him. Again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentle spirit— your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance and patience be known to all people. The Lord is near. 

Do not be anxious or worried about anything. In everything, every circumstance and situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your specific requests known to God. 

And the peace of God— that peace which reassures the heart. 

That peace which transcends all understanding.

That peace which stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus is yours. Philippians 4:4-7

This act of submission…

Silences the wicked wisdom of man. 

Creates phenomenaal faith.

Leads you into and out of danger because it gives you the wings to fly above the circumstances of life.

Instills in your soul an unshakable trust in Papa’s faithfulness because He who created the universe, heavens and earth, gave it form and shape. The Eternal alone set it all in motion. He didn’t make it a disorganized wasteland but made it a beautiful and comfortable home.

Eternal One: “I am the Eternal One, and there is no other god who exists. I didn’t whisper in secret or mumble in the darkness. I didn’t say to Jacob’s children, ‘Look around the desert and try to find Me.’

No, I am the Eternal One. I will speak clearly what is right and true.

Come, come. Gather around, all who survived among the nations. They have no idea what a real God is as they coddle their wooden idols and pray to worthless images that cannot save them.

Go ahead, talk among yourselves. Present your case.

Now, who declared what would happen long ago? Who predicted how these events would turn out at this time?

Was it not I, the Eternal One? There is no other God but Me. I alone am the righteous God and Savior. There is no other.

So turn your back on those idols and your face to Me. I will save you. Wherever you are, to the ends of the earth.

For I am God. There is none other.

I make this solemn vow. I have spoken a word— faithful and true— and it will not return. It will be done.

My words have wings. They will be accomplished. Every knee will bow down to Me. Every tongue will swear allegiance to Me.

They will say of Me, ‘Only by the Eternal One shall I see things through. Only by God shall I go with integrity and strength through life.’  Isaiah 45:18-24

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