This theme about love spoke to me the most because like I said throughout my paper love is not the same as it was before. I discussed different points and scriptures from the Old and New Testament and showed that this gift that God has given us a thing we need to admire and appreciate from him. Love is a special gift that everyone has, this is a process of transformation we can call sanctification, or growing as a human being. One thing I know for sure is that God always loves us even when we do wrong, while we get angry and hurt others emotionally, God is slow to get angry. I believe that we have to be patient, loving and understanding especially to our loved ones even if they were to deserve
Psalm 19: 1-4 can be a reference to state that instead of going to God with requests all the time, we should worship Him and His art, His handiwork and His creation which all echo the truth of His glory. In his book Crazy Love, Francis Chan states “We are programmed to focus on what we don’t have, bombarded multiple times throughout the day with what we need to buy that will make us feel happier or sexier or more at peace. This dissatisfaction transfers over to our thinking about God. We forget that we already have everything we need in Him. Because we don’t often think about the reality of who God is, we quickly forget that He is worthy to be worshipped and loved.” (Page 32, Chan) Another thing we’re called to do after prayer is to believe that what we had prayed for has already been granted and rejoice in it.
He is so holy and so awesome that being in His everlasting presence brings an inspiring fear.” (CARM) As this CARM states, God is so amazing and so powerful. He is not there to intimidate Christians but instead inspire them to follow him and live after the life that he had laid out for all Christians. “Dis•ci•pline: control that is gained by req... ... middle of paper ... ...ighty ways of forgiveness, it is just that person’ job to decide which road to take. God forgives all of his children no matter what they have done in the past, are doing now, or will do in the future. God also asks all of his followers to forgive other because he has forgiven them.
It is very hard as human beings to live and not know our purpose. However we Christians have an advantage; We know we have a purpose and a calling from God, and if we stay faithful, God will lead us to that calling. Everybody wants to find and fulfill a purpose in their lives, we all want to know what we are here to do and why we are here to do it. It is very true that we have too much to live with and not enough to live for. Though we are Christians, it is very easy to be distracted by material things, and end up in spiritual poverty.Realizing that our calling from God is our purpose in life brings us one step closer, but now we have to figure out our calling.
When things seem to be at its worst its Jesus who carries the burden for me. Today’s culture takes advantage of the love Jesus has to offer, selfishness seems to be the normal act of today’s society. My Christian worldview helps my personal decisions I make with my family and career. I remember to treat others like I want to be treated (Luke 6:31, King James Version) even when other treat me unsatisfactory. My purpose is to minister to others how great God is, and to testify about the miracles he’s worked for me.
Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others. I will pray the Word daily because it is my reasonable service. Romans 12 will be my platform: “To love and respect others and while rejoicing in hope; being patient in tribulation; and continuing instant in prayer”. To be more like Christ is my goal and “It is not the will of the Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:14)”. For it is truly Christ to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
Personal Narrative- Following God's Will As James 2:26 tells us, faith without works is dead - part of living the Christian life is obeying God. God has given us many commands in His Word. Not only are there specific commands for all Christians, but God also promises to give Christians His Holy Spirit to guide us not only through various difficult experiences in our lives, but additionally in following God’s will. God has commanded that everyone love Him first and foremost, above all things. He is our reason for living; only His Grace can and does save us from Hell.
Enduring the suffering is a part of answering God’s call to become a new creation in Christ, and abandoning being a part of the sins of the world. As we mature in God’s love, we reach a level of repentance that maybe painful. We are drawing closer to God, because we become more aware of our sins, but it keeps us humble and being aware of our shortcomings consistently decreases the space between us and God, and we are able to live a holy life (Powell, 2008, pp. 256-257). Finally, Christians must be aware that being perfected in love and living a holy life does not keep us from sin or temptation, and does not mean the end of our finitude.
It reveals many of the factors that several people, who call themselves Christians, forget to acknowledge. Hopefully, Christians who read this story will be challenged transformed as more reliant on God. Trust is a vital quality in a relationship with God, and it cannot continue unless one allow himself/herself to trust in Him. Those who do not face persecution, like the Li 's in Safely Home suffered, should be grateful. The freedom Christians possess should be savored in view of the fact that one never ever knows which day will be that their last.
God’s promise of salvation continues today and forever. Jesus took away our condemnation to sin and replaced it with freedom in Him. “Salvation is by grace, which means freedom from sin by the indwelling, fortifying, cleansing life of the Spirit, and not by works of the law” (Willard, 88). We obey God’s commands not to get into heaven, but because we love Him. Christians today love others and serve God because of the desires of the Spirit.