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" What does that mean for you to say you follow Jesus?

I believe a large part of being a follower of Jesus is sharing God’s amazing love with others. As Christians, we desperately want to tell people about Jesus. But also, God wants us to be a shining light, showing people what His love looks like. So how can we do that? I think one way we can practically share God’s love with others, is through caring for the poor, helping those in need, and speaking up against injustice. It is so evident throughout the Bible that God wants us to care for those in need. He doesn’t want us to just tell people God loves them, but also to show them God’s love! Here are just three of the many verses from the bible, which show us this:

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” (Proverbs 31:8)

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6b)

How do we love with actions and in truth?
How do we speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves? How do we express our faith through love? " - read more the rest of the article: [here]

Side note:
It is inspiring how she is moved to help those that need it desperately and at a larger scale, but we must always try to show love and help even in the small opportunities we get. Love is how people will know we are Christians, especially when selfless love is shown. This is definitely a challenge for me to hopefully and prayerfully exhibit such character at all times, not just when I feel like it.

2 comments:

Farida said...

Hi =)

Following Jesus for me means getting rid of the sins in our lives and following His commandments. This is quite a task to do however with the Holy Spirit in our lives, it is possible.

Thank you for stumbling upon my blog. It is great to have friends from various countries via blogging. And this is also a fun way to learn about each other's culture. Would you like us to be each other's follower?

Happy New year!

Unknown said...

Definitely, it is also that but like in the whole of first John we see that love is a major factor, cause a lot of sins are rooted out of not truly loving others. 1 Peter 4:8 "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

It's definitely great meeting people from all over and having their input (the fun of blogging).

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