We have to prepare ourselves for love – it just doesn’t happen to us

Luke 10:26-28 (AMPC) 26 Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it? 27 And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. 28 And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God].

Jesus loved people everywhere he went. Love always sees the best in people. We have to prepare ourselves for love – it just doesn’t happen to us. Being kind and loving others is a mindset and a heart-set that we develop over time. We know we are supposed to love others but it can be difficult to do at times. We have to mentally set out to show love to others each day.

Luke 10:29-34 (AMPC) 29 And he, [a]determined to acquit himself of reproach, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? 30 Jesus, [b]taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [[c]unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened. 31 Now by [d]coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road]. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him], 34 And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

It’s time to stop saying we feel sorry for someone and start being moved when we see someone in need. We run into people every day that we can help. Many times we choose to just walk by those people or ignore them and not help them. In fact we can even go out of our way not to help them. How do we do that? Ignoring a phone call or crossing the street when we see someone who is helpless. The bottom line is if you feel like God is leading you to help someone then help them.

If we cannot afford to help someone monetarily there are other things we can do to help others. We can listen to them and we can pray for them. 

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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