For his friends – Verse of the day – Day 74
David W. Aucoin
For his friends (John 15:13)
I notice that the word says Greater love has no one. I can say that I am letting God work in my life and I am trying to love as God loved us but with sin battling against all good things it is difficult to love as God loves. I pray for understanding and wisdom to love as Christ Jesus loves, but the word is plain no one has greater love than he.
Man looks at situations and judges them from the fleshly point of view. God looks at the situations with love and grace never judging our actions. He forgives where as mankind most of the time holds on to grudges and never forgets like God forgets. He remembers no more as far as the east is from the west.
But he does discipline those he loves. (Heb 12:6)
Am I as loving as God. Would I be willing to lay down my life as Christ did? He did it for all who believe and he never loss focus as he went to the cross.
Today let me listen to your love and I ask for guidance through this day.
David W. Aucoin
Reflection Passage: Psalm (Psalm 91:1-11)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Verse of the day – For his friends (John 15:13)
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Song for my day: ‘One way’ Hillsong
Quote for my day:
I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.