John 15:12

John 15:12. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” ❤

– Bible Offline

Jesus loved us unconditionally and sacrificially. This is how He said to love each other. If we did this, we would change the world in no time flat.❤

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Excerpt from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

From April 19:

“I love you regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of my love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no. Your performance and my love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I live you with an everlasting love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothes you in my robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction : Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on my live for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.

“Bring your performance anxiety to me, and receive in its place my unfailing love. Try to stay conscious of my loving presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps.” (from Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 107:8)❤

The Cleaning of a Refrigerator

So, confession time. I have not cleaned out my refrigerator for a year. I have cleaned spills, gotten rid of bad food, but not cleaned it all out for a year. Deplorable to some, yes, others I am quite sure would wonder why ever do it. Lol But today, I clean the refrigerator. In fact I am halfway finished and am taking a break to let it cool down again. But let me tell you, my husband’s love languages are acts of service primarily and then gifts secondly. So to him, my cleaning out the fridge is amazing and proves my love to him. I grew up doing all the cleaning inside and out so I can clean. Not my favorite thing to do, I heartily confess, but here is where my new talent of humbleness comes in. I am doing it for my husband, for my family that it matters to. That is love. Love someone their way today.❤

Heaven’s Waiting Room

Our time here on earth for all of us should be time spent waiting for heaven. But it is not a passive wait. We are not sitting around on our butts waiting for time to pass, we are worshipping God and thanking Him for Jesus’ work to assure us a place. We are thankful, friends! And while we worship and live thankfully, we are growing closer in our relationship with God. Wow, what a magnificent thought! We are loved by Almighty God our Creator who is rich in love and kindness, goodness and gentleness, joy and peace, holiness and self-control. He who created the stars knows and loves and wants to be close to us. Wow! In such deep thankfulness and worship, we cannot help but radiate His love and good things and humbly serve others also. What better show of our gratitude? And this is our waiting room experience on earth, awaiting heaven with our precious Savior! How blessed we all are!❤❤❤

End of May

May was by far the busiest season of my life. We had baseball, my work picking up, homeschool, babysitting grandbaby, looking after mom, housework, renovating, new car hunt and purchase, garden planting and maintenance, church, and a host of other odds and ends and visits and sleepovers and art classes and wow, it exhausts me thinking about it!

But all through it, I have learned the art and mystical beauty of drawing closer and depending humbly on God and not trying to do everything myself. And I am still here, all are doing well, we made it. And I feel we are so very blessed! Not because I muscled through but the opposite. I put it into thr hands of my very capable God who loves me and I love deeply. The more humble I am, the more He blesses us. What an amazing God we serve! 😄 ❤ ❤ ❤

God Continues to Bless & Give Chances

God is perpetually generous! He blesses and answers prayers, gives chances again and again and keeps on loving us to Himself. Oh how He proves His matchless worth! Oh how He loves us! That is amazing to me the more I ponder it. And the late Rich Mullins said it best that with all his philosophy and theology classes, thr most profound truth in the Bible or universe is that “Jesus loves me, this I know, for thr Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong.” So great and powerful is that truth! So blessed we are to have another chance today to love Him and accept His present love and past love via Jesus. So amazing is our Heavenly Father!❤❤❤

Empty VS Full Influences

You influence those around you. If you are empty and missing the love of God, you help empty someone else around you. If you are full of the love of God, you will help fill someone else. We are responsible for our condition because we influence other people for better or worse. Fill yourself with the love of God every morning before you start your day. And wow, what a difference you will make for God. And He rewards those who stay close to Him and influence well.😄❤