Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Make the Most of Every Opportunity....To Love Somebody

15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:15-21

The days certainly are evil in many ways, and we can choose to merely curse the darkness, OR we can trust the Spirit of the living God to shine His light through us to others. I love what Paul said in the Ephesians passage above, and also in Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Hmmm...could it be that our trust in our Father through Christ is meant to be "expressed" to others in love? Think about it. If we truly trust our Father, we will do what He tells us, and He tells us there is nothing more important than loving Him and loving others....and loving others can take a lot of forms...like it did in the little town of Gander, Newfoundland.

Here is one of my favorite stories from the past decade about light shining in the darkness. If it can happen in Gander, it can happen where you live! Click here to see what I'm talking about!

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