Tucked away in the 24th chapter of Genesis is a little-known story that captures the real heart of a servant. It’s an endearing story of an aged patriarch, Abraham, sending his servant, Eliezer, on a special mission. The story also has a little humor too.
When I experience God’s love, I am no longer afraid! Because Christ gave His life as a substitute for mine on the cross, He took my punishment for sin. When I receive Him as my Savior from sin, His love makes me whole and drives out any fear of punishment or condemnation.
How did Jesus love? His love was a love with no strings attached. It didn’t matter the response of the individual or their worth, status or nationality. He loved everyone! His love was unconditional. In fact, there is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing we can do to make Him love us less.
Do you serve with gladness? If not, could it be that you’ve forgotten the one whom you are called to serve? The Psalmist reminds us. “Serve the LORD…” The quickest way to restore your joy in serving others is to consider that the one you’re really serving is God.
Love not only has good intentions, but real love is intentional. When we believe the lie that love is just a feeling, we’re deceived into thinking that love is a reaction. The truth is that love is more than a reaction; love takes initiative.
Authentic love celebrates God and serves others! For 25 years, that has been the purpose of Woodlands Church. It’s why we exist, to help people experience rather than man’s creation of religion so they can grow strong in Christ and take the Christ experience to the world! We accomplish that mission in love!
Is that your attitude toward worship? Do you worship with gladness? God desires our hearts to be filled with His joy when we worship! In fact, Psalms 100 begins with joy.
How can we be sure God will provide all we need? Abraham’s example in Genesis 14-15:1 reveals three spiritual insights of how we can align our lives to experience God’s blessing and provision. The first step is to acknowledge that God is the Possessor of heaven and earth. This frees us from worry and fear.
Abraham’s example teaches us how to align our hearts to experience God’s provision and blessing in our lives. The first step is to acknowledge that God is the Possessor of heaven and earth. This frees us from anxiety and fear.
God gave four promises to Abraham when he declined possessions the King of Sodom offered him for rescuing his people and all that had been stolen from his city. Abraham didn’t want anyone to think that it was the King of Sodom that made him rich.