Thursday, December 18, 2008

Promises about Loving God

The most important command is this: ... Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. Mark 12:29-30

Monday, December 8, 2008

Promises about Praying to God

"Pray without ceasing"

Do this. Change your definition of prayer. Think of prayers less as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God. Seek to live in uninterrupted awareness. Acknowledge his presence everywhere you go. As you stand in line to register your car, think, Thank you, Lord, for being here. In the grocery as you shop, Your presence, My King, I welcome. As you wash the dishes, worship your Maker.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Promises about Obeying God

I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I remain in his love. In the same way, if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have and so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy. John 15:10-11


Compared to God's part, our part is minuscule but necessary. We don't have to do much, but we do have to do something.

Write a letter.
Ask forgiveness.
Call a counselor.
Call mom.
Visit a doctor.
Be baptized.
Feed a hungry person.

Do something that demonstrates faith. For faith with no effort at all is no faith at all.