I have been praying that God would give me something to share and He never fails!!
Reading today in Mark 3:23-27.
One only has to open social media or turn on the news to see how divided out nation has become and this trickles down to effect our states, our cities, our Churches and our families.
There is a lot of talk about staying United. Yet everyone has their own idea on what that looks like and while we scream for acceptance and tolerance… we, ourselves, are often not very tolerant of those who are not the “same” as us.
So back to these verses…I wrote in my Bible about not letting Satan tie me down and keeping my eyes on Jesus. “Be strong in the Lord!”
Yesterday I was watching Netflix with my teenager. And it was like going to church; such a lesson on love. Sharing Jesus and loving unconditionally.
At one point the lady who was featured in this episode said “you can not antagonize and evangelize at the same time”!!! And I about stood up and shouted “amen! Hallelujah! Amen!”
How can we ever stand together against the forces of evil when we are so busy pointing out what we see as sin, posting disrespectful comments about our leadership or those who do not think the same way we think they ought to???
The notes for Mark 3:23-27 refer to the “strong man” as Satan. We must tie him up with love. Unconditional love for each other. Being United in love is the only way our families will be strong. In order to change the world, we have to start small and like a spark (it only takes a spark…sorry had to stop and sing my favorite church campfire song) those flames of love will spread. Love conquers all!
Who can you show love to today? And how will you do it? I would love to hear about it!
Be well! Dwell with God! In His Word and with His people!