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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Words of Encouragement February 2, 2014

It was so nice to be back at church to fellowship with 'family' today! The worship service was awesome!
Our Pastor's message today was: Do You Love What You Do?
What are your expectations? One definition of the verb “love” is to experience romantic passion and feeling for another. But the more important definition is found in the noun “love” - the acts that encompass more than just intimate feelings and which are outlined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13. Love is responsible for joy in the life that you are living.. Living under grace, through the love of God, is better than living under the law, the fear of God. The Ten Commandments are an outward symbol of the inward condition that we need to possess. Love, especially God’s love, reaches beyond the symbols! If we are living with and through God’s love, we will have more concern for others than for our self. The Fruit of the spirit applies to all equally - the pew sitter and the preacher. Ethics and morality will show through what we do. Are we living our life through love? Sometimes, we need to recognize our own shortfalls and seek more of God’s love to show to others. If you are not happy with ‘what you do’ (in work, home or play) maybe it isn’t the circumstances that need to change but your attitude towards them.

Once again I was led to a different song than I had in mind.
I had never heard this but it fits the message and I believe:
Love Never Fails

Verses for Today:
Ephesians 6:7-8 (NIV)
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

I was so infused in worship today - with love and praise overflowing! I thank the Lord for His exceeding Grace. May I live a life that shares and reflects, even in small ways, His love to others.

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