Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-4-16

Daily Reading 10-4-16

1 John 5:1-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

Did you know you and I reflect our worship of God based on how we love and respect others?  It’s true.  In fact, how we treat the people around us on a day to day basis is the real test of our love for God.  The world cannot teach us how to love.  We gain the victory through our faith in Jesus Christ!  He is the One who teaches us how to victoriously love God and others.

 

Victory over the World

5 If we believe that Jesus is truly Christ, we are God’s children. Everyone who loves the Father will also love his children. 2 If we love and obey God, we know that we will love his children. 3 We show our love for God by obeying his commandments, and they are not hard to follow.

 

4 Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory. 

5 No one can defeat the world without having faith in Jesus as the Son of God.

 

Prayer:  Father, I want to grow in how I love the people around me in a more Christlike manner.  Jesus lead the way.  Holy Spirit, I am listening for your guidance.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

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