6.9.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. 1 John 3:23-24. Love wins.

PRAYER: Take a moment and thank God for the life you live.

DEVOTION: “And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.” – ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:23-24‬

I’m sitting on the porch writing this tonight. It’s an incredibly beautiful night. The soft breeze blowing the subtle noises of the night through the trees. The light that I use to read attracts bugs that are normally never seen, tonight they congregate like they’ve been invited to a party.

To think that we can live this life, in the way that we do is still mind blowing sometimes.

This Jesus, the son of God, gave us the Holy Spirit in our lives. Gave us hope. Gave us life. Gave us freedom and inspires us to do more.

He commands us to love. Kind of a fitting verse for these times don’t you think. As I write this we are in the middle of protests and unrest in our country, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years.

Jesus’ command is simple. Love one another. His Spirit in us guides us on this path to love. A path that teaches us to set aside selfish goals, set aside our egos, set aside our own interests so that we can look after others. This is love. To care for widows, orphans, to care for those who can’t care or speak up for themselves. As followers of Jesus, this is our calling.

His Spirit lives in us and gives us the kindness, compassion and care to actually institute change.

We can be the change. We can be the love.

Love one another today.

Love wins. Always.

10 Comments

  1. Barbara S on June 10, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    It’s hard not to be thankful to God especially during these crazy times. Thankful He has protected me/us from this pandemic. Thankful I woke up this morning, even when I wanted to sleep! Thankful for warmer weather so I can take my walks outside. Thankful to be working. Thankful this assignment is nearly done! More thankful for the times He allows me to share His love with others. I thank God for leading me to MNW and such a community of believers! Community has been scarce the last few years! The list goes on and on! Thank you Jesus! Can we say it enough????

    • Dave Pettigrew on June 10, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Barbara, so good. So many things to be thankful for!

  2. Suzanne on June 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    borrowing from Dave…

    these are hard times….
    but… Jesus.

    • Suzanne on June 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      LOL God is so funny…
      I just watched an interview with David Chadwick on CMS. He wrote a book on dealing with anxiety. During the interview he says, I am going to teach you two words ‘but…God’.

      • Dave Pettigrew on June 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm

        Nice! David gets it! 🙂

    • Dave Pettigrew on June 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      Indeed. Good stuff there…

  3. Peggy F on June 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Amen ! and YES that is why LOVE ALWAYS WINS………………JESUS !!!!!!!!

    • Dave Pettigrew on June 10, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Amen Peggy!

  4. Bruce R B on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    some people will say “…but Jesus”!

    Others will just choose to “butt Jesus” and get nowhere!

  5. Jon on June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    It can be hard to love those that don’t love you, but God commands it I must listen. Trust in him and joy will fill your heart. Love you all.

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