How can I share my love for God and not turn people off? I have been on the other side and running from those exuberant lovers of the Lord that made me feel so uncomfortable. How do I write and share my life, especially my joy of growing deeper in love with Jesus to readers when they might not be accepting of my exuberance? I have read many blogs with good solid messages written with “preachy” and “you better listen” attitudes that just do not sit well with me.
The answer for me is to share the truth as I have come to know it with great love and compassion. It’s my story and I am just sharing what I believe. Everything I am and everything I have been given is because of the Lord. He has loved me into existence. It’s really not about me but all about God. Today’s scripture continues to talk about teaching and living the truth with a Gospel message of “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Since we are brothers and sisters in Christ, I guess we better do well to do the will of God.
What is the will of God? We are many parts but we are all one body in Christ. We are given different gifts to build the Kingdom of God. Using our gifts in ways pleasing to God by loving and caring for the needs of others brings glory to God. I should not accept any glory because I am truly an unprofitable servant. God’s love for me is gratuitous and I owe him everything. He does not need me at all and he owes me nothing but out of his love for me, I exist to serve my Lord in his great love and mercy. God is faithful and his promise of eternal life is mind blowing to me just to think that a sinful man like me will live forever with God. This is my story and at least for this moment, I’m sticking to it.
Mike Burke; Tuesday, January 26, 2016