Today as I was reading Acts over again, I came across something that we all need to see and know of. The church from the book of Acts. If you have not already read Acts, I strongly urge you to start now. Anyways, in this church we see amazing things. Miracles, signs and wonders, kindness, generosity, worship, happiness, joy, LOVE.
43A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.45They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—47all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
How can it be that this church got it so right? Why is it that this church seemed to do everything right? What were they doing so greatly? What was their secret? LOVE! They loved each other and God SO much that they were willing to give up all their possessions for the sake of one another’s joy. They were being blessed spiritually and physically. The number of saved peoples was growing each day.
The love in this passage is rarely found in the world today. The love in this passage is what we need to have! If we don’t see this love anywhere, then let’s start by being it. Let’s start by loving God so much, that all we want to do is love Him. In doing so, you’ll find yourself loving others collaterally because that’s the way the Spirit works!
Let’s strive to be like the people of this passage. Let’s strive to be love to all those around us. Let’s really accept our callings to be good, loving, caring, passionate followers of Christ! Let’s ask God to rule our lives and to fill us with His abundant Spirit ad presence. Let’s do these things and watch God work. I still have some hope in humanity, that among all of the evil and hate, among all of the lies and deceit, we will try to come to our senses. Let’s not just watch the world around us, but lets step into it and be the lights as these people were, as Jesus was, and as Jesus calls us to be.
Thank you for reading today’s post. God bless you and know you are loved. Seriously though, know that if no one loves you here on this planet, there is a God who is loving to all, everywhere.
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