Monday, April 25, 2011
God in Us
“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And we know and rely on the love God has for us.” 1 John 4:15-16 (NIV)
This is a basic statement for belief in God. All we have to do is accept Jesus as the Son of God. As we grow spiritually, we feel more at ease with witnessing for the Lord.
When we begin to live for Christ, we communicate His love to those around us in very small yet practical ways. Sometimes, just listening to a friend is all it takes for that person to feel God’s love in a special way.
If a friend has a difficult time dealing with an issue her family faces, we can pray with the person. We may be able to send an encouragement card to her or him.
We do ministry because we learned that we've become Jesus’ hands and feet. We work for the Kingdom’s enlargement because God has commissioned us to be His instruments, His vessels.
Our motivation is His love, His endless wonderful love.