Friday, December 15, 2006

James 1-5

So.... to be focused on You.
To not be distracted by me.
To be stunned by Grace
And moved by Mercy
Awed by LOVE

Especially this season
So much of HIM around
Even those who don’t follow
Are curious this season.

To not be focused on Him
What a risk is run
Too many people needing the relief??? No….
Too many people needing the truth??? No….
No….too many people needing the LOVE that only He and we who are led by HIM can and should provide.

Each of us knows we should...
Each of us whose heard the call ….to love others all others…..
It’s not a gentle suggestion….it’s a call of a way to live….an aspiration…a command….

So I pray for Christmas to focus on Him and find…the love He calls to spread around without needing …without having to be ……

I pray for the MYSTERY of Him to overwhelm all of us until…..we surrender to that MYSTERY and live the lives He has called us to live.

He is LOVE….
He offers us freedom….
Let us fall into His arms and live in the love and freedom offered so we can love others….all others…..

John 13: 34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another"
James 1: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.


Bar Bar A said...

ohh, yes...this is it,isn't it? the summary of it all. Love.

Anonymous said...

This is life...Christ is the reason for Christmas...what an amazing blessing to read this...that the focus is not the least bit on us, but on Him. My pastor says that we should eat of the Lamb, get in His word, get on our knees, and discover what He wants for us. Without Him Christmas would be in awe of Him I am this cruel of me not to share that with others!

holychaos said...

to love ALL others.... so very hard to love those who have hurt us

Jada's Gigi said...

To Love...this is the greatest...Merry Christ mas, Becky!