Wednesday, September 06, 2006
"So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good."
1 Peter 4:19
Sometimes it is hard to be and do good.. We can do good in hard times! God wants to encourage us to keep our eyes on Him. He does not want us to give up or stop doing His good work. Remember, God is faithful! He will always help us to do good. When things look the hardest for us, God shows us He will be our helper. He says when we are weak, He will give us His strength. We must continue to do good and rely on God to help us.
You know everything about me. You know when I am discouraged and when it is hard for me to do good! I pray that you will remind me, You are always with me. I can rely on You to help me do good!
Friday, September 01, 2006
"Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Sometimes we say lovely words about how much we love God. We talk about loving other people. We promise to love even those who do not love us. It is what is inside of our heart that really counts. It is the action of loving God, the action of loving others, and the action of loving our enemies that really counts. We can only love in great ways when we have Jesus living in our hearts. The Holy Spirit helps us to love the way God loves. Remember to pray for God to help you love the way He loves.
Your love for me was so strong that You sent Your only Son, Jesus to die on the cross so I can live with you forever. I did not deserve that kind of love. Help me to forgive others. Help me to have love for others, no matter what!