LOVE LIKE JESUS
August 2, 2020
“Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” 1 Peter 2:21
“the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” 1 John 2:6
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” Colossians 1:15
4 WAYS JESUS SHOWED LOVE FOR HIS FATHER:
I. HE PERFORMED HIS FATHER’S WILL.
“Then said I, Lo, I come … to do Thy will, O God” Heb. 10:7
SCRIPTURE: Mark 3:35, Ephesians 5:15-20
II. HE DECLARED HIS FATHER’S WORD.
“For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me” John 17:8
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:26; John 5:30
III. HE WALKED IN HIS FATHER’S WAYS.
Jesus “went about doing good … for God was with him” Acts 10:38
SCRIPTURE: John 5:16-23, John 14:5-11
IV. HE FULFILLED HIS FATHER’S WORK.
“I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” John 17:4
SCRIPTURE: John 8:28-29, Hebrews 1:2-3, 10:36
The Pathway to Loving God More*:
~ Get alone with God. Meet him in your place of refreshment: a walk, painting, journaling, singing, dancing, being alone.
~ Posture your heart towards him. In every situation, choose not to work hard, not to do more, but simply, to love God.
~ Imagine him delighting in you. Imagine him smiling down upon you as you invite him into the hiccups, hurdles and the down moments of your day
~ Seek his guidance and leading in the little decisions, the words you speak and even your thoughts. Keep returning in need and he’ll feed you with his wisdom.
~ Let God’s heart become yours. Do your work, do your life, allowing his goal to be yours. Let the outcome of love, rule your intentions. Let the pursuit of peace be your ultimate cause.
*adapted from https://purposefulfaith.com/love-god-more/
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