First Love - Monday, December 31st 2012
"Then Peter said, 'Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.' And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength."
If you have been walking with the Lord for some time, let me ask you to take a moment and remember. Remember the ache you had to share the 'love of God' with others when you first got saved? That love looked for ways to express itself. It seemed like every day held an adventure of talking to people, praying with people, and sharing with people. Along the way, you may have noticed a few did not respond the way you thought they should, yet still several seemed to get it. You may have also noticed that as the years rolled on, in your spiritual wisdom and maturity you began to get a little too laid back. You overlooked showing the very love to others that has been shown to you. If you have found this happening in your own life, don't just sit and feel guilty, longing for the days of your 'first' love. Go back there.
Life Lesson: Expect God to use you in awesome ways to reach others.
Please use me this day to reach out to someone. Open my eyes to see and open my ears to listen for those who need someone to stretch out a hand to them. Give me the strength and the words. I will look for these opportunities, and I will wait on You to show them to me. Lead me clearly and strongly to be a blessing to the others I come into contact with. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Now expect God to answer this prayer.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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