Love opens your heart wide enough to accept those around you for who they are, while also expressing a willingness to help them become more like God created them to be.
“Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”” (Mark 2: 15-17)
The desire to please God may glorify Him more than attaining an absolute and complete confidence that you are pleasing Him.
“Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”” (Mark 9:23-24)
What are the possibilities and limitations of this present moment? Identify both the open roadways and present roadblocks, then move as the Holy Spirit moves you.
“Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia” (Acts 16:6)
Contemplate the cross of Christ and recognize the Holy Spirit living inside you.
As followers of Christ, our faith is dependent on our believing what Jesus did on the cross. We should meditate on this daily–the awe and wonder and reality of it.
Because of His work on the cross, we now have the Holy Spirit within, but what does this mean? How does this change our daily lives?