That’s Love!

Certainly, we can live eternally because Jesus died for you and me… that’s love! And nobody, you hear me, nobody will ever love you like that. So, thank you Jesus for your obedience to our Heavenly Father, for fulfilling scripture and for the priceless gift of salvation. For many, Easter is a time to reflect …

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One Way — Jesus!

No ifs, and or buts… One Way — Jesus! No ifs, ands or buts. There is only “one way” to God… JESUS. “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”” John 14:6 NLT. Ok folks, this is Jesus talking. Hello! But the awesomeness of …

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Kneel for JESUS and Exalt His Holy Name!

I kneel for Jesus… “Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of …

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Show Some Love!

Many Ways to Show Love

We talk, write, sing, and think about love. That’s all good. But now more than ever, it’s time to show some love. What’s love got to do with it? Everything!

When I’m around people, whether at work, church, the hair salon, S.E.R.V.E. Inc., Walmart or anywhere else, I feel the love flowing from my heart and I can’t help but to show some love. There are so many ways we can show some love: a smile, a “hello-how-are-you-doing,” a compliment, a Bible verse, a word of encouragement, a listening ear, a prayer.

In 1999 when I turned my life over to God, my life changed and so did my heart. Jesus lives in me through His Holy Spirit and has been working His love in me and through me, touching other people’s hearts, minds and souls.

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:18 NLT

When love extends beyond our inner circle or comfort zone

When love extends beyond our inner circle or comfort zone—family, friends, people we like or who like us, people who look like us or think like us—then we are loving in the way Jesus taught us to love. “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 NLT

At times it’s not easy but it is doable. Yes, there are some people who are “not nice” and we don’t want to be bothered with them, but if we want to keep it real, there may be some people who feel the same way about us. The good news is we don’t have to rely on our feelings; we rely on Jesus and through Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

Now, when we love someone, it doesn’t mean that we have to like everything they say or do. I can love you and not like some of your ways and I may not agree with your thoughts, decisions, opinions or lifestyle, but I can still love you. If we disagree while love reigns in our hearts, we will do it in a respectful and dignified manner, without tearing each other down. The love in our hearts must be bigger than anything and everything else. However, there is one exception—any type of abuse (physical, mental or emotional) is totally unacceptable, and protective avoidance of that person is appropriate.

Show Some Love!

When love reigns in our hearts, we show love by our actions. We are thoughtful, mindful, sensitive and considerate of each other’s feelings or situations. We are kinder and nicer to each other in the way we talk, interact and treat one another. We agree to disagree in a polite and respectful manner. We acknowledge, embrace and celebrate our differences and we exercise self-control and tolerance. We empathize, sympathize and show compassion for each other’s past and present sufferings and challenges, not dismissing or belittling any experiences just because we haven’t been there or can’t relate. We take advantage of every opportunity and situation to show love. This is how we do it!

So when you are going about your business, at work, school, church, appointments, shopping, driving or anywhere else, show some love. Remember that what the world really needs now is love and it starts with us. Show some love today!

From Deb’s Red Heart to yours…

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Life is Full of Surprises!

Life is full of surprises! It sure is! Life is full of surprises, you just never know. Everything is okay. Life is good. You’re feeling good. Then surprise! Something happens. Out of the blue, something bad happens. It catches you off guard. Throws you off. And knocks you off your feet. Yes, life is full of surprises! …

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