MY LOVE FOR LIFE 2

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Wow!
Day by Day
Minute after Minutes
His love keeps getting more real

You obviously don’t understand
You think I’m crazy
To be in love with someone unseen
But He is real

Oh, the aura of His Presence
The feeling of warmth and care
Feeling safe in His arms
You should come along too

Teach me to love you better
That your goodness and love
May follow me
And I will dwell in your house and in your love forever

Now may the amazing grace of Jesus Christ
The extravagant love of God
The intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit
Abide with me continually

Author: Bamidele OLAMIDE
Editor: Akinola Akintayo

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HOW TO LOVE TRULY

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I am of the opinion that ‘Love’ appears as a word of action at first sight and hearing. Well, indeed, it is! Love has the distinguished honour in the English to represent what our God is! God is Love (1 John 4:8)! The genuine Love of God is pure in its all forms!

One great lesson I would like you to draw from this amazing entity called Love is this: Love does what it says! See these:

‘For God so LOVED he world that He GAVE His only begotten Son…’ John 3:16

‘But God DEMONSTRATED His own LOVE toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us
Romans 5:8 (NKJV on YouVersion App)

Love is not meant to be stored or hidden. If it is Love, it is not meant to be hidden. Love is designed to be expressed. Love is to be SEEN, FELT, and RECOGNISED. If I love a beggar, I shouldn’t sit in my airconditioned car and just say I love him/her from a distance. No. I should get out of my car, walk over to the beggar and express the love I claim to have and give something of value that can make his/her living experience better. That is Love!

Don’t claim to love people and do nothing for them. Please. Express that Love and make a difference with it. In Love is a seed to make a difference. That seed is sown as one acts out the Love one says one has.

Jesus said: “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.”
Matthew 5:15 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
This means one does not hide the good one has! No, love is good and shouldn’t be hidden!
He then said: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 (NKJV on YouVersion App)
Just as you let your light shine,let your love shine too! Don’t bury your love like that servant that buried his talent in Matthew 25:24-25.

The profit in love is received as one uses love. Love is to be used, not stored, not hidden. Using love is a part of one’s service to God. As one expresses love,  one is expressing God. How exciting will it be to express God everywhere everyday! I want that kind of living!

Beloved, God loved you,so He did something! He GAVE you an eternal treasure in Christ Jesus! He gave the most precious gift of all time so that you could receive eternal life. He wants you to imitate Him and spread the same love you Have received around the world.

Please respond to His call and begin to make a difference with the Love He has placed within you. If you love a sinner, share the gospel with him or her. If you love your pastor, pray for him or her. If you love your country, pray for her, make a difference in her with the Love of God within you as God leads you.

As I conclude, let me reiterate that GOD is LOVE,therefore, all your acts of love must be in line with His holy and righteous nature. Again, LOVE DOES WHAT IT SAYS. LOVE IS SEEN IN ITS ACTS! Our Lord Jesus said:

“If you LOVE Me, KEEP My commandments.”
John 14:15 (NKJV on YouVersion App)

Also, the Word of God adds here that:

 ‘If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.”
I John 4:20‭-‬21 (NKJV on YouVersion App)

Beloved, what difference will you start making with the Love of God that dwells within you? Please start NOW! Do ask the Holy Spirit to help you; He is the facilitator of God’s Love within you (Romans 5:5) and your HELPER for life (John 14:16)! You can love like God loves, beloved!

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YOU CAN BE SURE!

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A young boy was asked by his teacher if he was Foluso Williams. He said he was not. Later, he said he thinks he was. The teacher was surprised at his state of confusion and asked him to confirm who he was from his parents. The boy came back the next day to declare to his teacher, saying, “My daddy said that his name is Mr. Williams and so I am also Foluso Williams.”

As funny as it might sound, this is the state some believers have found themselves in today. Why should you be confused about where you belong? Why can you not state convincingly who owns you? Why are you not sure of who begat you? I tell you today, YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN! Yes you can!
This is the proof: “For as many as believed on him, he gave power to become the sons of God.” John 1:12

So you are a Christian if you have believed in the finished work of Jesus. You need not to be confused again! Glory to God!

Further, as a christian, here are three Bible verses to keep in mind as concerns you being saved and having God as your father:

1. Confession of Jesus:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.’ Romans 10:9

2.  Witness in your spirit:

‘The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.’ Romans 8:16

3.The proof of the Holy Spirit:

‘In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.’
Ephesians 1:13.

Don’t be tossed to and fro any longer! Know who you are and where you stand. You belong to God! Call him ‘Abba!’ with joy!

I’m proud to have God as my Father! Can you say that as well??

(Written by Bamidele Olamide; extras and editing by Akintayo Akinola)

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