“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 NIV
God loves love and faith. Everything operates out of those two things. Once we have accepted Christ as our Savior, those are two very important keys to the kingdom of God.
Love governs our relationships — most centrally, our relationship with God. If we love Him with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength, then we want to meditate on His Word in order to be more like Him and please Him. We will want to walk and talk with Him each and every day. We will want to be quick to be obedient for any request He has of us.
Faith is the manifestation our love for God. It is also the manifestation of God’s love for us and God’s love for everyone else through us. Faith is the special sauce that creates power and momentum. It opens up the impossible and allows God’s Living Word to flow through us to touch others, do the miraculous and change lives.
Father, stretch me. Stretch my heart and faith muscles. Make me fit and strong and nimble to do whatever You ask of me. Thank you for Your Living Word and the life that flows from it. I pray it will flow through me.
Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:6