Knowing and Believing and Loving
God’s great love for us is the key to truly bloom in your community. It’s His love, his sacrificial death on the cross that gives us his complete pardon of all our sins. We can live free in Him. His great love for us compels us to share the good news with others.
His love is steadfast, everlasting… Stand on His truth, not feelings.. I know I use to lean way too much on my feelings instead of God’s truth. We must Know and Believe God’s word.
I unfortunately listened to the enemy of God; Satan would love to keep us stuck as I have shared in earlier blog. But, I can’t share it enough because the Enemy would like us to stay stuck!
So, today, I to want to say Trust God's Promises - Believe his word is true, and Love others well. If you believe the Lord Jesus, you are loved with an everlasting love and saved by Grace to live with God forever. Without Jesus we are doomed to an eternal destruction. We should be living with a Crazy Love like Frances Chan, author of Crazy Love, speaks about in his book.
As believers, we have the holy spirit living in us, we are loved by a loving Father.
We are made beautiful and restored by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
He came to set the captives free.
Let’s break down Isaiah 61:1-3; 10
v. 1 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me…. "
As a believer in Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit in us just like Isaiah the prophet.
To bring Good News to the poor…
Help the poor in our community
He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted…
Have compassion on others
To proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound……
Share your story to help others break free from their own bondage.. They see hope in your life!!
v. 2 To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn….
Love others and share their grief.. sharing God’s hope..
v.3 To grant those who mourn in Zion to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes…The oil of gladness instead of mourning....
Pour joy and love on those around.. spontaneous gifts of love. Be the aroma of Jesus
The garment of praise instead of a faint spirit....
Uplifting words or even silence; just being there bring healing to those around you..
That they may be called oaks of righteousness the planting of the Lord may be glorified...."
As we love and exhort others.. we help others to grow and be nourished.. We grow more into his likeness as we share the Hope of Jesus..
We are ministers…
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with a robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts and a garden causes what is sown to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness to sprout up before all the Nations." Isaiah 61: 10-11
Willamette Valley, Oregon photo by Sharon Moye
How do you bloom in your community? Know that You are loved with a crazy love from Jesus.. Know His promises in His word.. Out of His love for you… give God’s love away by planting seeds of love to those around you..