#FridayTruth

One genuinely loving relationship at a time... that's how we run the good race and show God's amazing grace. If we want to see real change in our world, it has to start with us. We have to love even when it's inconvenient or not self-serving, because that what love is. We have to love those who are not like us at all, because that's what love is. We have to learn how to love the unlovable, because "unlovable" isn't a word God approves of. He loves us all and died for each and every one of us, even the ones we disagree with. In those loving relationships, we have to take the opportunities to talk about how God has saved and changed us. The result of doing this unleashes a force greater than we will ever understand... God's Grace.

And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
— Acts 20:22-24
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#FridayTruth

As we close in on election day, and we mark our ballots for President of the United States of America, let us remember this truth.  No matter who wins on Tuesday, our Savior and King is not that person.  It is Jesus Christ.  And long after the dissolution of this nation - which will come in the end - Jesus will still be alive and will restore all that is good.

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." - Colossians 3:2

#FridayTruth

How many times do we try to make Christianity way more complicated than it has to be?  The simple truth is that to live a life for Jesus only requires two basic things: To love Him more than anything else of this world, and to love others.  Simple right?  Then why do we make it so hard?  In a world where "busy" is a buzzword and seems to be a sign of accomplishment, we want to make Christianity the same way. Do more. Checklist more.  When if we would just focus on the heart of God - loving Christ and loving others - then life would be so much more fulfilling, the world would be more peaceful, and we wouldn't be spinning our wheels and all our energy with being "busy."  Let's make a promise today.  Let's focus on Him and others, and let's see how much less frazzled we feel.  When we put into practice His two greatest commands - which are very simple -  everything else will fall into place.

God, I pray that you give us peace in knowing that a fulfilled life can only come you and your word.