For God so loved the world He gave his one and only son that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.
If you have been to church, most likely you have heard this verse before. It's one you normally memorize at a young age. Well, this verse shows real love. We are called to love people like this.
The purest form of religion is taking care of others needs because this makes us more unified, helps us love justice, helps us love mercy, and helps us walk with God. And all of that is important. It helps God's love for the world shine through us and our actions, meaning that we are following His word. If We do this then we have God Almighty holding us up and carrying us though our struggles. And just like the Bible says, if God is for us, who can be against us.
Everybody's heard of the justice league, right? Well, you know how they fight battles way bigger than only one could handle on their own? The church is called to unite to do the same. We are called to fight for God's glory! When we put all of our efforts together, we can achieve huge things for the kingdom of God.
I want you to know that people need to see, people need to hear, people need to know about God's glory. They need to hear that the battle waging over their hearts everyday between evil desires and pure needs can be overcome because God is the number one soldier fighting on their side! They just have to let Him have control and stop trying to run from Him. They need to know that God gave them desires. He gave us all desires. All of our cravings are good. They're meant to be because God wants us to crave Him. He is a jealous God, jealous for our love. He doesn't want us to love worldly things more than we love Him.
And the things we do, our actions, reflect that love we have for Him. For example, if you don't love people, how much do you think a love of God is going to show through? Not much. Your love for God will always be in question if you don't love His people. So love 'till it hurts because people are to be loved and things are to be used. Its when we start loving the things of this world and using people that it all starts to feel wrong. It starts to feel like we are missing something important because we are. We are missing real love, a love that comes deep from with in. A love we have come to know by loving God.
So honor God in everything you do. They way you talk to people, the way you dress, the way you interact, the way you act, the way you think, they way you do everything because the more you do to honor Him, the closer you will become to Him. And the closer you come to God the more love you come to know.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position as a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself before God and died a criminal's death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-7)
If you Humble yourself before God and love His people, He will lift you up. He wants your love! So love until it hurts and then love even more.
About the Author:
I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that what this site is about.
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