Great and Unsearchable Things

Things the Lord gives me, and then I write them.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Love Evangelism

     I really want to do what God wants me to do. There is a situation presently in my life that I feel I am "failing at" in this area. Or, at the least, am falling short in, in doing His will. Well, really it goes deeper than "doing"; it is my attitude towards others involved that stinks. And I don't like it one little bit.
     Sometimes I think God has us be privy to situations, so He can show us ourselves, and our inability to do anything about it, especially when it's a matter of the heart. All we can do then, is ask Him to continue His work in us, trust that He will, and await the outcome of being conformed into His image, which includes our hearts being like His.
     Seems like I can pray for the people involved, but not do anything about it or them because I don't yet have the unconditional love they need, but instead I criticize and talk about them in a negative way.  Perhaps I have His love, as He is within me, but there are dams which prevent it from flowing through me.
     In fact, I am going through a Bible Study on this very subject, but we've stopped for the summer. Maybe I will read on myself, so I can find out what my walls are, let Him tear them down, and be more effective for His Kingdom. More importantly, so that He can use me as a vessel for His Love to flow, which the world needs so much, and so that He can be glorified through it.
     Yes, I like how God leads me as I write. I never know how it is going to unfold. I just ask Him to give me something to write about, and launch out. Then, as I do, something begins to take shape. This time He used it to speak to me to ask Him to reveal my walls, and ask for demolition.  Perhaps He spoke to you, too.
     Have you discovered your love falls short, or that you have bad attitudes whenever certain situations come up, or whenever you have contact with certain people? He's showing me lately, how much He loves those people; the just and the unjust, the rich and the poor, the free and the bound, the righteous and the wicked, and every person on the face of the earth, no matter who they are or what they've done.
     He desires for us to demonstrate that same love, and when we realize we don't seem to have that love, or can't let it flow but only to certain ones (the easy ones) than there is something malfunctioning or getting in the way in us. With sincere prayer, asking Him to remove those things, or to renew our hearts, He will fix whatever it is, and before long you will realize that His love is becoming part of you. The "oneness" with Him,  Jesus prayed for the night before He was crucified will begin to be answered through you, to glorify our Father, and His love flowing out will touch hearts and souls bringing healing, hope and making a path for them to receive the Giver of Life.  


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