GOD’S LOVE PLUS… 28-29OCT – #449

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After I wrote this, more scriptures reinforced my devotion that God teams us up – we are together we work as witnesses. Plus I was blessed with one more witness of sharing God’s LOVE – this simply came my way so tenderly blessing me – reminding me that the Holy Spirit abounds in our midst… I was picking my son up from the Friday night school dance, there were hundreds of tiny tiny kids running past… Crazy… But one boy, with down’s syndrome, actually turned to say hi specifically JUST to me – just at a moment when I felt a little alone in a crowd… That’s special targeted LOVE from God… and I connect this piece which I wrote just after opening my present from my special cousin who also has downs… A plus of an extra chromosome gives true displays of love – WOW – Holy Spirit blessed…

GOD’S LOVE PLUS… 28-29OCT

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

Over the last week I was spiritually paired up with so many of God’s children in projects (retreat organizing, visitation, connecting, praise singing, scripture sharing, and smile sharing and grief sharing, etc…). Truly teamwork for God… These projects intended us to share excess LOVE… HIS work thru us… I always praise these people connections – I praise sharing HIS LOVE…

My special cousin gave me this beautiful cross necklace and earrings he made for me… how wonderful to share our birthdays for 47yrs, just one day apart… how even better to share our Faith…

To feel cherished is a precious feeling indeed. The love shared from God right into our hearts is precious… And we are blessed knowing that this LOVE was placed there specifically to share with the world – it’s a directive of course, and so often a JOY. Therefore, LOVE shared back to you is a PLUS…

The cross represents physical angst for eternal peace… LOVE so strong from God… HIS desire to bring help in the form of Jesus to teach us how to LOVE… LOVE intended to show us how to LIVE… We lift our own crosses and follow HIM in order to live according to His will not ours.

Additionally, the cross contains a shape of a PLUS symbol, it represents God’s mathematical adding of you plus Jesus together for WHOLENESS…. Our weaknesses for beautification of HIS strength –  WHOLENESS made only with HIS hands.

And the PLUS is that we share the feeling of Jesus’s healing.  Our brokenness intended to display HIS repair.

PLUS means God often has beaded those who LOVE the Lord together – like beads on a necklace – people networked in a web – gathered together for HIS strength – praising together HIS beauty – we team up for God’s work – for HIS glorification…

Love from Jesus’s death by the cross brought us the PLUS of everlasting LIFE

P eace…
L ove…
U nderstanding…
S alvation…

All one body… Different gifts… It’s teamwork – each of us PLUS the other… So many servants of God working hard – together!

 

Romans 12 (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Love in Action
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

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