The Law of Love

We tend to think love is an emotion. But love is an action. God is the source of love; love in action. He sacrificed his only son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Therefore, Jesus is the greatest example of love. He lived, He died,  and He rose for US.

When we accept God’s gift of salvation, we also inherit that same love power; we can love selflessly through the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to use that power to love one and serve one another.

Do we act in love?

It is easy to confess our love for God by going to church once a week or quoting a Bible verse once in  a while. But real love in action (or not) is how we treat the people God places in our lives; family members, friends, church family and even strangers. The Bible says we cannot truly love God if we cannot truly love those who are created in His image.

How are you loving today? Are you loving through the true Source of love?

Today’s scriptures:

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
– 1 John 4:11 & 14-16

Ready or Not

The Holy Bible,  the true word of God,  tells us we are not accidents or happen-stances. We were purposely and wonderfully made by God, the creator of the universe. He knew us before we were born and He made us for his divine purpose.

“For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14

This includes you. God created you. God loves you. He wants you to live in joy and free from the bondage of sin. God’s divine purpose for your life is to have a personal relationship with Him through his son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for your sins. And through that relationship, share the good news of Jesus with others, for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

Ready or Not, He is coming back for us!

God’s word tells us Jesus is coming back soon!

My sincerest and deepest prayer is that all of my family, friends and readers are ready for Jesus. Are you ready for Jesus to come back?

What does it mean to be ready for Jesus?

God loves you more than you can comprehend and He wants to give you an immeasurable gift: salvation. All you have to do is profess Jesus as the son of God and King of Kings, confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and then, you will have eternal life! And when you experience the joy of living with Jesus, you will want to tell others the Good News!

If you believe Jesus died for you and you are ready to accept the gift of salvation, just pray:

Dear God, I know I am a sinner. Thank you for sending your son Jesus to die for my sins. Please forgive my sins. I proclaim Jesus as my Lord and Savior and invite Him into my heart and life. Please direct my life according to your purpose. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN

If you made a decision for Jesus just now, please reach out to someone at your local church, a Christian family member or myself for prayer and direction as you begin your relationship with Jesus. God bless you!

Life is better with Jesus!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Thanksgiving: It is more than a Date in November

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,whom he has redeemed from trouble.” Psalm 107:1-2

There seems to be so much individual discontentment in our society about things we do not have, rather than gratitude for what we do have:.

“I need a new car!”
“I need new clothes!”
“I need the latest, greatest phone!”

Sound familiar? How many times do we whine about wanting more of something?

Yes, there are times that we really do need to replace old things. But many times, we find ourselves, or at least I do, complaining about what we already have not being good enough.  We focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. And if you’re like me, what you have are abundant blessings from God: everything you need and more.

On the last Thursday of November, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  By tradition of that day, we reflect and give thanks for the blessings of the year. But God wants us to be thankful EVERY day. God wants us to praise him EVERY day.

But, do we? We have so much to be thankful for in our lives!

Let’s start counting (literally) our blessings every day; praising God for his grace, gifts and love, and cultivating a lifestyle of Thanksgiving and contentment.

Uneven Trade

At the cross, Jesus traded his immeasureable righteousness for our worthless sin. What an uneven trade! But, that was God’s plan.  The love He has for us does not keep score and cannot be measured. We are loved unconditionally!

When we put our trust in Jesus, we are given his righteousness and reconciled with God.

Jesus died for us. Let’s live for Him!

 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

God’s Perfect Gift

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:12-14 (ESV)

Jesus was sent to live among men. HE was the PERFECT teacher, the PERFECT example, and ultimately the PERFECT sacrifice for ALL sins.

Jesus’ death on the Cross cleared the way for us to be saved and have eternal life; IF we will believe in HIM , repent our sins to HIM and accept HIM as our LORD & Savior!

Have you accepted God’s PERFECT gift: JESUS?

Jesus at the Last Supper: Day 5 of Holy Week reading plan

LUKE 22 In today’s scripture, Luke tells us about the chief priests and captains plotting to kill Jesus; the Last Supper; Jesus’ betrayal and Jesus’ arrest. As we read this chapter let’s consider how Jesus must have been feeling knowing he would be facing death the next day. Also,Jesus had told the disciples what was …

Three Ways to Count Your Blessings


“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” – James 1:17

As I have said before, we should reflect on our many gifts from God. What better time to start than…now?

We all know we’ve been blessed. But do we realize our blessings from God are set part from outward circumstances?  God’s gifts involve the deepest experiences of hope, peace and joy only found through a relationship with Jesus.

But how many times have we really reflected on our blessings? If we literally count our blessings, past and present, we will be counting for days! Here are other ways of reflection:

1. A blessing journal:

Choose a period of time (past few  years, months, or weeks) that you know God was working in your life. Each day, reflect and make a list of ways God blessed you during that period of time.

2. A blessing counter:

At the end of each day during a month, write down the blessings of that day. After a few days, you will start recognizing the small stuff, the tiny blessings, as well as the big stuff.

3. A family blessing jar:

Place an empty jar or can in a common area of your home. Each time a person experiences a blessing, ask them to write about it and drop it in the container. At the end of the month, sit together as a family and read the blessings. You will probably realize blessings within your own home you never recognized before!

There are endless ways to reflect on our gifts from God. To be obedient, we must be intentional. God wants us to be thankful in every thing, giving thanks to Him in every thing, everyday.

God is good, all the time!  We should thank Him for his goodness, all the time!