The biblical command to “let love be your guide” is incredibly profound. Doing the right thing is never done in a vacuum; there are always other options pulling on us in the moment of decision. Personal interests must be conceded each time good is chosen over evil, but “speaking the truth in love” can sober us faster than a dip in an icy spring. Letting love be our guide not only makes good choices desirable, to “walk in love” makes doing the right thing consistently achievable. Failures to do so remind me that I am still a rookie, but I am confident God will finish His “work of love” in me. Blessed Father, Your “love never fails”. Dispel the darkness of self-centeredness and fortify me with Your amazing love.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,”Acts 1:8 ESV. Most people would like to make an impact on the world around them, but it seems so overwhelming. Is it really? An avalanche begins with the movement of one single object; your next move may be the ignition point of something amazing. Inspired ideas launched by passionate commitment and followed by steady advances can change the trajectory of your entire future. I’ve had the privilege of being around quite a few world changers over a lifetime. Some are truly natural stars, but frankly, most are amazingly ordinary; it is their stubborn relentlessness to make something special happen that is the difference. Jesus’ disciples were simple men and women that changed their world. His true disciples still are. Lord, in Your Mercy, move my heart that I may be used to move others.