The command in verse 31 is to love your neighbor as your self. Jesus is not commanding you to love yourself, He is assuming you already love yourself and He wants that love to be the basis for loving your neighbor.
Love one another. It is repeated three times in this passage. Jesus said this was the way people will know we are His disciples. Think about that. How we love. That is a big deal. People will know we are followers of Jesus by how well we love.
As we begin to experience the real life that comes from living in His divine power as receivers and givers, we should begin to comprehend that He is way better at taking care of us than we are. We need to learn that we can trust Him. He is not some big giant meanie in the sky who is just waiting for you to mess up so He can squash you. He wants you to be blessed, to prosper.
We have the promises of the unshakeable Kingdom of God. Everything here will one day be shaken away, but the Kingdom of God cannot be shaken. Build your life on the Kingdom and not on what can be shaken away. And be thankful, where have you heard that before?
Faith starts with believing that He is who He says He is. It grows as we learn to believe that He will do what He promises, When we believe that God will fulfill His promises, even when we don’t see them happening yet, we are demonstrating true faith.
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 66 Day 66! We are looking at the Examen of Consciousness in the Disciples’ Heart evening primer. Let’s look at the second part of the examen today.
2. Review the day with gratitude.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Take a […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 65 Day 65! We have included the Examen of Consciousness in the Disciples’ Heart evening primer. The Examen of Consciousness was taught by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). He believed it helped people align with God’s will and look for God in all things, including nature, scripture, and one’s own heart. He […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 64 Day 64! There is also an evening component to the Disciple’s Heart Primer. The evening primer is a time to reflect on and learn from the events of the day. The evening primer consists of a review reflecting on Hebrews 12:1-3 and then utilizing the Examen of […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 63 Day 63! We are continuing to add the morning Disciples’ Heart Primer to our morning disciplines. Today we will look at the sixth section.
6. Git r Done – Live as a Disciple today by trying to do the Next Right Thing!
33 But seek first his kingdom and his […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 62 This week we are adding the morning Disciples’ Heart Primer to our morning readings of the Psalms, Proverbs, and Old and New Testament. The Disciples’ Heart Primer add a journaling time to spiritual disciplines. The Disciple’s Heart Primer is broken into seven sections, the first three are about loving […]