Yesterday, I had just dropped my Daughter off at school, and was driving to work, when God spoke to me in my Spirit
He said, “I love her,” and I intently turned to see a Muslim woman walking to my right. I found myself praying a blessing over her life, and that she would come to know Jesus.
I looked ahead to where I was turning my car, and I saw a group of school children, and God spoke to me again, “I love them too.” This time I replied out loud, “I know you love them.” But then God replied with, “Does everyone else?”
That stopped my thoughts, as I was about to pray for the group in front of me…
It’s one thing for us to have found true love, but the whole point of Jesus dying on the cross, was God didn’t want anyone to perish
The book of James is about faith in action. In other words, if we believe it, we should show it to be true, by how we live out our lives.
James tips society’s viewpoints upside down by saying that in Heaven the poor shall be rich and visa versa, therefore this life is about treating others equally and showing them who God really is
We are made right before God by our actions, and not just our faith in Him – therefore, can we believe that God loves everyone? Can we love those people, no matter what the cost to ourselves? After all, Jesus says that although we may die, we will live (John 11:25) Do we have faith to live a God-filled life and not judge others by our limited understanding?
Friends, we live in a world that social status is desired. To be known by peers, colleagues, on social media, or around the world in general, but what do we want to be known for?
Think of Mother Theresa – she is known by the love she showed to all…the love of Christ
Yesterday, I prayed a blessing over others, but we need to start thinking the way that Scripture teaches us, to be transformed more into Christ’s likeness.
I desire that in this lifetime, the world will unite as One, in Jesus Christ. Yet, that can only occur when people start to see the love of God working within their own lives
It may start with God showing us that He truly loves us all. It might be that God asks us to help the poor, the sick, or the needy within our communities. He might ask us to sell up everything, and start an orphanage in Kathmandu – I don’t know, but what I do know is that Abraham wasn’t called “God’s friend” because He was idyl in His faith. It was about what He did for God, and the relationship they had together
“His faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete…So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.” James 2:22, 24