Happy Tuesday to our blessed Online Community!
I hope your week is off to a great start! We had such an anointed and powerful time on Sunday and you know I had to take a moment to share it with you guys!
On Sunday, I began a series entitled “Love is Giving”. Here are your three things to remember:
- Love is not just about words, it’s also about action. The Bible says in I John 3:18, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” As we continue our journey with Jesus, it is important for us to remember to not only say that we love others, but to SHOW that love.
- Giving isn’t just about money. When we hear that love is giving, our minds may immediately go to financial contributions. However, it is important to remember that we can also give of our time and our talents. Sometimes, those with the least amount of money are the biggest givers – because they give from the abundance of their hearts with great joy. Although giving money is definitely an element, we can give in other ways as well.
- God is the GREATEST lover and giver. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Did you see that? God’s love was IMMEDIATELY followed by giving. We should be the same way. Just as we should always be willing to love, we should always be willing to give.
To make it live, I spoke about Black History Month and the great people who contributed our advancement. How did they contribute? They gave. They gave their time, their talent, AND their treasure. I spoke about Former President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and my awesome dad, Bishop R.T. McCarter. Think about these leaders and how much they sacrificed. Are you willing to sacrifice for what you say you love?
As I close, let us remember the greatest sacrifice of all: the life of Jesus Christ. He willingly gave His life to redeem us from the power of sin. That is amazing love and amazing giving. As you go about your daily life this week, remember the importance of love, and remember that giving is a corresponding action to the love you profess to have.
Thank you so much for hanging out with me for a few minutes this morning! Have an amazing day! I’ll be back on Thursday, but you know I would LOVE to see you at Bible Study tomorrow evening! We are going to be continuing our discussion about the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23. You’re always invited to come and share in one hour of power! See you soon!
– Pastor Audrey