Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. ~Romans 12:9-12 ESV~
This is how Christianity should work. This is how we should be able to recognize one another as servants of Christ. I'm not saying you don't do this, but I read this and can only think to myself, "Am I doing this as much as I can?" We aught to be able to recognize Christians by the love we show to others, in how we turn away from that which is evil and pour our time and energy instead to that which is good. As the new year begins, I find myself flooded with ways to spend my time, some of which are great opportunities to love others and expand God's kingdom while others are more selfish. My question to you today is the same question I have for myself:
How will you show God's love to your brother today? How will you contribute to the needs of those around you for God's glory?
Walking With God
Director of Out of School Care at Sunridge Community Church in West Kelowna BC, Canada