This week, and going forward, I’d like to approach these devotionals a little differently. I’m very cautious about putting faith, especially my own walk with the Lord, in a box. Recently, I have not experienced the inspiration and understanding I had become comfortable in. However, I‘d really like to highlight and acknowledge all the different, yet incredibly intentional, ways in which I have experienced the Lord in my daily life. This week, I am starting by sharing a series of “capsule sermons” composed of perspectives and ideas which have stuck out to me throughout the past few weeks. So, without further ado…
1. The Bible says, “Love is patient.” It doesn’t say to whom. It isn’t conditional. Love is simply patient. Patient to those who agree with your political view, and even to those who do not. Patient to those whose choices differ from yours. Patient to those who you will never understand. Love is patient. Jesus is love. We are called to be like Jesus.
2. When you’re unsure, err on the side of grace. Yes, once again, even to those who don’t agree with you.
3. We are called to seek the Lord, and the Bible repeats this calling over and over. “Seek” implies an active faith. Yet we see an abundance of Christians settling for passive faith. Prioritize seeking the Lord with active faith, and do not forget how personable our God is. Your walk may not, in fact it will not, look the same as your parents’, sister’s, brother’s, best friend’s, or neighbor’s. Seek the Lord, and make sure it’s with all YOUR heart, not a rendition of anyone else’s.
4. We often pray for the Lord’s will… then grumble and complain as we walk through when it doesn’t look the way we desired. Let’s practice praying for JOY in the Lord’s will. I believe it will be a game changer.
5. When you give the Lord all you have, you will overflow with more than you could imagine (Proverbs 3:9-10).
Have a great week!