Posts Tagged ‘loving’

Most of us can agree that if we do good, kind, loving things in order to please men, we’re missing something. But is it much different if we do those same things for the purpose of being personally rewarded in Heaven?

Becca

I got to hear two of the most wonderful things ever the other day. Our nine year old daughter came home after a rough day at school and though it took awhile, she finally let me in on what had gone on. Essentially circumstance and a couple of isolated encounters had her believing lies about herself and how others feel about her. We then had a really special talk about the things that are true about her and how perfectly loved and lovable she is. That’s when she said, “Dad can we spend a whole day together?” Later that night I went in to kiss her goodnight after she and her Mom had prayed and the first thing she said was, “Thank you for saying what you did Dad.” Raising someone’s spirit has a wonderful way of raising yours.

I’m enjoying reading Bob Goff’s “Love Does”.

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”

I’ve really had to think about this quote. The question comes down to, what matters? And it seems to me that what matters is how and why we do things much more than actually what we do. Sure, there are the more obvious Godly things but if in all that we do, no matter what it is, we’re looking for Him and how we can love those around us that’s what really matters.

Scripture says, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” It’s our love for each other that speaks loudest to the watching world. Unfortunately, too often it’s our lack of care and our over emphasis on differences that is witnessed. I want to show the world my God by loving well today.