Today, I learned two very important lessons. For one, I learned that we are not called into church but we are called to share the church. How? Well, for some, church is a place where they can run to when they have problems - sharing the church is ultimately sharing the love of God and actually being a pillar of strength for all people, whether saved or not.
Secondly, I learned that you never really start loving people until you fast and pray for others more than you pray for yourself. Pastor Fischer said that he has learned that God specifically reveals certain people's problems or burdens to you intentionally - and when that happens, you need to find out what God wants you to do for that person. Sometimes you don't have to do much but pray or just be a shoulder to cry on.
I have a friend, I love her wholeheartedly, and I realized that I am more concerned about her more than I am concerned about myself and I have decided to pray for her throughout the week (as she's going through a tough time) and you know what I realized? Since I have decided to pray for her, I love her even more. This is what God refers to as love.
My neighbour lost his job during the week and after thinking about what Pastor Fischer said, I realized that God made me aware of this, so I can pray, firstly, for my neighbour and secondly guide him in Christ and invite him to church.
I have found the true meaning of love. This is where selfless love starts - where you put people's issues before yours and that's where God will attend to your own issues, in a mighty way.
If you know that someone is going through something, it is not by chance. God wanted you to know because that person's breakthrough lies in your prayers or intervention. Just ask God what He expects you to do.
Go out there and share God's love.
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