Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. 2 Timothy 1:13-14 NKJV
The Apostle Paul is speaking to his young friend Timothy. He tells Timothy to stay faithful to the Word of God by faith and love in Jesus Christ!
The Christian life is all about living out our lives in loving relationships through faith in Jesus. Paul was speaking to Timothy. The Lord is speaking to us.
Jesus wants to lavish His love upon us today!
Jesus wants His love to impact our lives. Jesus wants us to share God’s love with the people near us and all around us. Jesus wants us to share His love with people who do not know how much He loves them!
I’m not a halo head. I’m not a spiritual super star. I’m better at arguing and disputing fighting and feuding than I am at loving and caring for people. I don’t want to be a hypocrite. How can I be faithful to the word of God?
God says to keep that good thing that was committed to us, (the Gospel), by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. We do not have to be halo heads or spiritual superstars to live by faith in Jesus. We do not have to be on the church honor roll to share God’s love with people.
Jesus is inside of us forming His heart in us and living out His life through us!
Jesus wants us to join Him in His work. He is not asking us to do anything apart from Him. Jesus will do all the loving. Our job is to give Him something to work with. Jesus wants us to surrender our hearts and lives to Him so He can love people through us!
We do not need to jump up and down or run around in circles to convince the Holy Spirit to show up. We do not need to say a special prayer to convince the Holy Spirit to do the transforming work He came to do. We do need to do fill our hearts and minds with the Word of God so the Lord can transform us into the image of Christ.
The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and apply it to our lives. The Holy Spirit transforms us into people who can receive God’s love and share it with people who need to know how much Jesus loves them!
Jesus wants us to get the Word of God into our hearts and minds so He can save people. Jesus wants to fill our hearts with His love so He can share it with people who are in desperate need of His love!
Keep that good thing that was committed to you by staying in step with the Holy Spirit!
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