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Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word.
What Does the Light of God’s Love Look Like? In You, By Karen Rowe
Q: What does the Light of God’s Love look like?
The Light of God’s Love looks like Jesus in you.
Glory to God in the Highest!
We thank Jesus for all that we hear from God in this place with Him!
This place IN the Light of the knowledge of the glory of His Grace!
IN the Light of the knowledge
of the glory of His Grace!
Let’s be obedient to go to God’s Holy Word to make sure that what we hear is from God before we firm up what we think, and or speak what we think we hear! All glory to God and Praise to God in Jesus Name!
As we dive into this message, let me pray to God to help me keep this simple and short.
Do let us look at this verse, since it popped into my thoughts I believe is from God; and then we will dive right in this message that I believe God inspired me to share with you Today: What Does the Light of God’s Love Look Like? Christ in You!
2 Corinthians 4:6-8
Treasures in Jars of Clay
6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;…
Guys, I don’t think I am to explode all over you today, and this is from a different version than I normally use as my “go to,” but just look at the wealth in God’s Word!
Why did Jesus Come? For you!
Why did God call you to know you are His own? He loves you!
What do you believe about the love God has for you?
I hope you know God so values you as his own family! You belong to God!
What do you care about the love God has for the world?
How did Jesus respond?
Jesus is the one true light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:4-9, KJV “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
We are called to be the light.
Matthew 5:14-15 King James Version 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
What do you understand about why God choses to use regular people like me and you? Some are called to be … but all are called to minister in Unity of the One True God.
the candlestick is representing in some way the entire church of Jesus Christ.
Can we pause to really consider our heart and the light that is so pure in Christ?
Let it begin with me: Jesus calls to my attention, I have been offended and the Lord called me out on it and told me NOT to be offended! I have had knowledge of the Holy, but the Lord called me to a higher level of love and showed me how.
So, can we look at what else Jesus says to the entire Church of Jesus Christ?
Revelation 2:5 “ Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. ” King James Version (KJV)
God chose those in the world, like me, who are teachable, who would know that God can do anything and everything we can’t do.
Can we look again at John 3:16-17? And take this personally … How much has God loved you? I can tell you how much God has SO loved me – enough to save me from myself and stick with me as I learn. To hold my hand and raise me up and wrap his arms around me with I am left all alone. I am never alone and He hears my prayers. I see God move and I know it is because God loves me enough to help me grow beyond myself. And, this: I know God has purpose set in me! I am convinced God loves you and he has put it on my heart to shine this light of God’s love into your heart so you can believe again!
John 3:16-17 King James Version 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
To believe God loves you is with great power, authority; and with all mercy and grace, which is who God is: Your Father, which art in Heaven; and Jesus the Christ who is FULL of Mercy and Truth! Will you sing from your heart, Hallowed be God’s Name! God loves me and he will help you know and believe in the love God has for you!!!!
Later, if you feel lead by the Lord’s pure Spirit, Read more from previous Devotions about the power God place in his Name! Oh Glory, when you receive this, you will truly never be the same! His Name!!!! His Name is For you / not against! His Name is with you / not to be apart! His Name is in you by ONE Name! All of them have meaning to us! We Believe and confess and repent to grow in the knowledge of the glory of the Grace of God who made us and remade us to know we are made whole believing in His name!
My friend, Do you know you have His Name! it is a marriage, but that is another topic, I prayed not to go off on. As in this topic of Jesus to us: In short, go back and see the Revelation God shared about the beautiful story of God’s children growing in the grace and love of God even in the lineage to Joseph, the husband to Mary!
My Friend, God did all this for you and for me … I pray the Lord touches your heart through these words that you believe in the power of God in you to have life and to grow in His Grace! And you are not alone! We are here for you to help you in your growth! It’s hard but possible and the benefits are well worth it!
Can’t go around the difficulty, we are called to endure till Christ shows us the bloom!
But to believe is for now!
God is made His Light (the Light of His Love) visible to a lost, blind, dark and defiant world, who think they are doing pretty good, but in reality, don’t know until they see the light of God’s love shining from your heart showing them the value (God’s Love) that God sets in the love He has for the world.
Make it personal. Let it begin in you!
The last time I wrote to you here at FGGAM was about the world trying to overtake the Christ in the mas; I have learned something more. Mas means Celebration. To walk in the Light of God’s Love is to know and believe in the love God has for you; and the love God has for the world! Are you still celebrating Christ in the Light of God’s Love He has manifested to the world in the face of his Son, Jesus the Christ? Are you still growing in the light of his Knowledge, teaching by the power of His Spirit as you become transformed more and more into that image God says so; and to God be the glory.
1 John 4:9 explains more:
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9, KJV.
Can you see the love God is wanting us to demonstrate to the world?
Please read all of 1 John Chapter 4: 1-21
When you receive this, you will never be the same.
God is not an imitation God. That is why I wrote that the world’s mas in Christmas can be deceiving to those who don’t know the love of Christ personally.
In the light of God’s love there is no empty; only a nearness to draw to and a love to find that is for you to have and to hold and to shine into the world ….
See? God calls us too, because God has so loved the world.
God wants to the world to come to know and believe in the love He has for them.
It’s Just Jesus.
We don’t have to figure it all out; God knows the thoughts He has toward us; we just need to seek to know Jesus more and more as our brother! He is Savior and he calls us friend.
Jesus said, who is my mother and brother …. Didn’t he? Where is that written in the Bible? Can you help me out, my brother or sister in Christ?
I experienced 3 miracles in the next 3 days after I wrote what I did about the world’s “mas” in Christmas that attempts to mimic the light of Christ with an X-mas. See? hum, God help me.
Friend, Jesus is real. Growing in Life is hard, but worth it! Endure! You don’t have to figure it all out in the moment, just believe in the love God has for you! Understanding will come in God’s appointed time: But we are called to Believe, and God will deliver you! Jesus helps me more than these words can say. That’s why I have this burden that does not belong to me. It belongs to Jesus; and I am just shining to Light of God’s Love for you in the Face of Jesus the Christ, because maybe you just need a Light to see that you are not forgotten / nor forsaken! Just believe in the love God has for you!
We do face hard challenges in this life. But it is the love of God that He has for the world that is lasting and real. However, God is being patient not willing any should perish.
We might not make our personal light of our knowledge of God and His love for us land on the ears of the whole world, but God gave Jesus for us to be resurrected to Himself, and Jesus made us to be two with Him that His Light can reach 10,000 together for God’s Glory to really be seen.
Friend, please read today’s Devotion too. Link posted below this …
It is written for you to know God’s love is for you. And talks about how there is life in a seed, even if it looks hopeless; God has put His life in you! The Spirit of the living God will awaken that life in the seed of God’s Love for you, that is in you to believe, by His love for you! You will know it and know you are reborn in Christ Jesus, God Himself has saved you from your unbelief.
Jesus already took care of the sin. It’s our unbelief we are being called out of to believe in the testimony of God’s love for the world that His Love is manifested in Jesus coming to die for sin, buried the old and raised to the new life in Christ.
So, smile! This is the Good News!!!!
God loves you!
Jesus already dealt with sin! it is finished!
Believe and tell God you love Him when you really do!
To be loved is to feel whole; and just as God has put the life in the seed, it takes the pressure from being buried under the soil to reach for God to live! Once you burst out of your hard shell to let the light of God’s love shine in your heart; now you have a light to shine toward others, so they too can see and experience the love God has for them too.
See? And it is written, we come to know and believe in the love God has for us! You cannot do anything to break the love God has for you. And, once you believe God loves you, grow in your knowledge of God’s love for you. You will need Light and Water: Truth in Spirit. And all of the sudden, God makes the mystery of his love for you shine into your heart that you do so much know and believe in the love God has for you that you also will want to please God to love others as God has first loved you.
Just as my miracle came in 3 parts and in 3 days, I grew to this next level of knowing God! I don’t think we can ever know everything about God, even when we get to Heaven, but bit by bit, God’s Enough is exceedingly and abundantly more than we can think or imagine!
Aren’t you glad God will always be God and He will always know you more than you even know about yourself?
In other words, God doesn’t blow us up with His Knowledge.
And, as God was / and is tender to us as we grow in our knowledge, we must also be aware to be tender to others as they grow.
2 prayerful changes of words can shine the light of the knowledge of God into another’s heart that is able (God is able) to remove the burden from another’s life.
I don’t believe in the short quick sayings people who understand more than we do just throw out and quote, such as “agreeing to disagree”, but as I grow in my knowledge of God, I do believe in praying to God to find a common ground to agree and encourage another in the Truth and Value. It’s a spiritual thing to know we are valued by God; and when you receive this you will never be the same.
I will read over this again, but that is all from me today.
The Verse Today is from Matthew 5:16. Get your Bible and let’s look at this again together and see what the Holy Spirit of our Holy God will speak to us in correction, edification or revelation in Jesus Name! Jesus the Christ is our pathway to being made whole and complete not wanting anything; and then, God adds all these things to us. If we will just seek 1st the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.
Lots of homework for us both in this, but to God be the Glory, all we really need to know is that God loves us; and the Holy Spirit will make us whole as we let go of the old and grab on to the new (Repent). The rest will come in God’s Perfect Time: Understanding and Transformation.
Love in Christ,
Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
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