Out of love for one another…….
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“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV)
Scripture of the Week
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” ~~ Psalm 62:5-8
Something to Smile About
A businessman from Wisconsin went on a business trip to Louisiana, and his wife was joining him later for vacation. Upon arrival, he immediately plugged his laptop into the hotel room port and sent a short E-mail back home to his wife, Jennifer Johnson, at her address, JennJohn@world.net.
Unfortunately, in his haste, he mistyped a letter and the E-mail ended up going to JeanJohn@world.net, a Jean Johnson in Duluth, the wife of a preacher who had just passed away and was buried that day.
The preacher’s wife took one look at the E-mail and promptly fainted. It read, “Arrived safely. It sure is hot down here! Can’t wait for you to join me.
Think About It
What Works Best for You?
Let me share an interesting way to get out of conflict. You could look the other person in the eye and ask, ―What works best for you?‖ Okay, I get this isn’t the most popular option – and that you might rather walk on hot coals than concede anything to someone who is irritating you. But, it worked for Abraham.
Abraham once looked at his nephew Lot and said – let’s not fight over who gets the best land. You pick. I’ll take what’s left. Lot picks what looks like the best spot and leaves—conflict avoided.
But maybe you object. Why does the other person get the best spot? I should get it! But, here’s the point: God can give you more. You choose love over ambition and that’s the road to being blessed. Listen to what God tells Abraham after this happened: “Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.” Do you see? It doesn’t matter what we give away! God is a much better giver than we are.