Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 10--Faith, Not Fear: LOVE NEVER FAILS

Welcome to Day 10 of our Bible based, Christ focused devotional.

Purpose: With so many people suffering during these tough economic times, I wanted to create a daily devotional which would promote faith in God as a solution to overcoming anger and fear.

Each devotional will provide a daily passage of Scripture for you to reflect on throughout the day. In addition, an “Action Item” will assign a daily, simple task to help you address your fears with faith and move forward with God's plans for you.

Thank you and God bless you for reading this devotional--please share it with others!

Steve Kendall


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE FOR REFLECTION: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OPENING PRAYER: In your opening prayer, please ask God to help you to open your heart to love those who are not always easy to love.

Love Never Fails Sometimes when I'm not feeling well, or I'm dealing with a problem, I feel much better when I give someone a hug. Once, I told someone,"I love you and so does Jesus." I need to say this more often and I realize that it's awkward for me to express myself in this way, but if I'm truly a follower of Christ, I need to demonstrate my love of Jesus to others.

During these devotions, as we progress through various ways to bolster our faith and combat fear, love is at the root of each solution--God's love for us.

Read the scripture above again and this time think of how it relates to God's love for us and how we should love others as He loves us.

ACTION ITEM: For our Action Item, I'd like you to try something the pastor of my church ends each worship service with: "Hug three people and tell them you love them."

A simple hug, a basic form of human touch, has amazing transformative power.

Try to seek out someone who "needs a hug." Perhaps someone who is dealing with problems in life like the rest of us, but maybe they don't know how to reach out to the Lord for help.

If you are able to attend church service today and you are not going, pray about it and ask the Lord to help you. If you don't have a church home, again, pray about it, and ask the Lord to guide you to a church where you can grow in Christ.

Lastly, if you are going to church today, tell someone you love them and would love for them to visit your church today.

If you're reading this and church services are over for the day, seek out a weekday fellowship of some sort at a church, such as a Bible study. Don't let fear hold you back from going to worship with fellow believers. What's the worst that could happen? Maybe someone might even give you a hug. : )

Have a blessed Sunday! I love you!

CLOSING PRAYER: For the remainder of our devotions, please pray about whatever the Lord places in your heart and mind.

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