"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." ... Galations 5:6
Did you have a Career Box in any of your high school classes? I did. We were supposed to choose a job we'd enjoy, one we'd then research and write about.
My 5 minutes came to stand before the Career Box. I hesitated there then, eyes darting side to side, searched for the Hermit card.
Darn. There wasn't one.
Yes, by age 16 I found folks annoying, mostly because my passions (books, God, music, ideas of fun) seldom matched theirs. So to make myself (me, me, me) more comfortable, I now dreamed of, after high school, living alone in a cabin in the woods.
Oh yeah, and writing books to support myself there. So I fingered my way through the career cards, but didn't find one for Writer, either.
Gah. Story of my life. ツ
Well, years passed and God finally got me to lighten up. He expanded my heart, slowly pouring more divine compassion in there and now? I've no more hermit dreams and supernaturally I love (and pray for) even those whom satan uses to spoil everything.
I love almost everyone. God's still stretching this heart of mine--and I'm grateful, even though I still feel the squeeze at times.
Anyway, what I believe I heard this morning? In 2020 and beyond, God will mightily use the lovers. Of Him. Of His children.
Faith does work by love, you know, and those who're filled with God's love and fling it freely in Real Life and online? Oh, what they will see.
Oh, what darkness they will help change into Light for all eternity!
These aren't the days to hide away, but rather, to share what we've been given by God.
"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." ... John 13:35
Not certain of the gifts/callings God's given you through which He loves and heals people? Here's one of my posts which may help.
And what I'm learning lately? Since these are gifts God never takes away(Romans 11:29), we'll also use them in Heaven. So let's make certain now that we're faithfully practicing them, ok?
More of my favorite movies Tom and I watched in 2019---
Toy Story 4
Before All Others
Let there Be Light
Do You Believe?
Okay, this was so clever!
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15