Having completed my 365 day challenge to post a tip, organisation, cause, issue or inspiration every day for 1 whole year (2012-2013) to help each of us to figure out how we can make a difference to the world we live in, I decided to continue posting!
I am now volunteering in Los Angeles and working with victims of human trafficking.
Stay tuned for more on that and I hope you will be inspired to start where you are and use what you have to bring on world change!
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Love Aggressively // Give Sacrificially
I read this tonight and the example below of a "free gift" really resonated with me. You never know how much a gift you make to someone (no matter how small) might mean to them; and you don't know whether it is a precise answer to prayer for them! So keep your spiritual ears open to God's promptings about what/how/when/to who He wants you to give. So this is the challenge posed by Joyce Meyer: love aggressively and give sacrificially!
by Joyce Meyer - posted May 04, 2013
This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. —John 15:12-13
As the children of God, we must love others as God loves us. And that means aggressively—and sacrificially.
Love is an effort. We will never love anybody if we are not willing to pay the price. One time I gave a woman a nice pair of earrings. My flesh wanted to keep them for myself, but my spirit said to be obedient to the Lord and give them away.
Later that woman stood up in a meeting and told how she had been given the earrings she was wearing as "a free gift."
The Lord spoke to me and said, "Yes, it was a free gift to her, but it cost you, just as salvation is a free gift to you but it cost Jesus His life."
Love is the greatest gift of all. When you show forth the love of God, do it freely, sacrificially—and aggressively!