Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Need to Give

A certain poor widow donated her last 2 copper coins. —Mark 12:41-44

Sometimes we wondered why.

The poor widow had learnt a key to giving: It is more blessed to give than to receive. —Acts 20:35

Those in poverty may need financial help. But the need to give is as important as the need to receive.

The act of giving reminds us to live by the grace of God. Like the birds and the flowers, we should not worry about our future. 

Giving offers us a way to express our confidence in God that He will care for us just as He cares for the sparrow and lilies.—Matt. 6:25-34

Friday, November 22, 2013

Love is Everything

God requires of us to walk in all His ways
And to love Him.
The greatest commandment is to love,
To love God first and then others (Mark 12:29-31).

All love starts with God.
We love Him because He first loved us (1 john 4:19).
God chose to love us. 
We, in turn, are to love others, even strangers. 

Never expect to be loved in return.
Sometimes it doesn't happen.
Instead, people may revile and persecute you, 
And say all kinds of evil against you falsely 
For Christ's sake (Matt. 5:11-12).

Just love.
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; 
And everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:7-8). 

Love is the fulfillment of the law,
The achievement of grace,
And the essence of eternity.
Love covers all.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Facing Life's Challenges

Each day we face many challenges.

There is no one solution to all problems.

Our first action is to pray.

God may help us through His miraculous intervention or through His guidance. 

It doesn't matter. What is important is God manifest His glory through us.

Never panic. Never try to plan on our own.

Spend time on your knee if you want to stand up to any challenge! 

“David inquired of the Lord” (Samuel 5:19), and God guided the king.