Faith and Love

Faith and Love

What we give to others is not always valued and cared for as it should be. We might also take for granted what others give to us. Gifts are to be unconditional. As we grow in Christ we learn to recognize and value all that was given to us by God. Such love is priceless.

We believe and receive what we have been graced with in the Lord with gratitude and appreciation. As we discover these gifts, we cherish even more the greatest gift: love. We are humbled by this love because we do not feel worthy of such amazing grace. It is the springboard of all other gifts that are essential to minister to others and brings healing to our soul. God desires for us to fully enjoy His blessings. We can fully accept such a precious gift only through precious faith. We receive what He has done for us by faith, and walk in Him the same way, by faith.

Faith works by love. We are established in the faith as we are grounded in love. As we receive and move by faith in what He has accomplished, we fulfill our purpose. We have a paid for tag on our lives. When we think we do not have enough, we remember He paid it all. All we are belongs to Him; all we need is met by Him according to His riches, from glory to glory!

Colossians 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”

 

Belonging

Belonging

Knowing in our hearts that we belong to God changes the choices we make regarding what belongs to us by strengthening our boundaries and helping us to never question our security in Christ.

This knowledge also enables us to become better stewards of what has been entrusted to us. What belongs to us has to match our belonging to the Lord. We are not our own; we have been bought with the precious blood Jesus shed on the cross for our redemption. Our bodies, talents, gifts, finances and all we are and have is His. The Holy Spirit in us enables us to care for what is His, not ours, by reaffirming how precious we are in God’s eyes.

We are so precious to God! He knows how to care for what belongs to Him, and He watches over us with love and protects us with power. He is able to keep what He paid such a price for, with surety and watchfulness. We are God’s property and we can evict every intruder in Jesus name! We are not lost, we are found. We are not blind, we can see. We are not alone and abandoned, we belong to God and this belonging takes us, from glory to glory 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

 

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