From Daniel's Desk on 1/14/20
My Title: Love is an action and unity takes forgiveness!
My Verse: Philemon 1:7:
"For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you."
Love is an action and it costs. Unity takes work and forgiveness. When it is difficult and your heart fights you (Or your fear of being burned again), remember that you are setting an example that will refresh your brothers and be a light to the rest of the world.
John 13:35 - "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church that is in your house: - They met in homes! Lord, this is what worked in their culture, how do you intend to move in ours?
Do people HEAR of your love and of the FAITH that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for ALL the saints?
Pray that the SHARING of your faith becomes EFFECTIVE for the FULL knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the SAKE of Christ.
I am BOLD enough to command... but for LOVE'S sake, I prefer to appeal to you.
BE IN THE BUSINESS OF REDEEMING PEOPLE! <This isn't easy and it is very messy and it's going to come at a cost to you. You are going to have to trump wisdom with love. DON'T be foolish, but be forgiving.
The only way to win with others is respect and patience. - It allows them to see your heart is genuine.
Receive him as you would receive me. < That means TREAT THIS PERSON as you would TREAT ME. THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.
Refresh my heart in Christ.
I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.
The GRACE of Jesus Christ be with your spirit.