Monday, July 25, 2011

love in action

Joy is love exalted;
Peace is love in repose;
Long-suffering is love enduring;
Gentleness is love in society;
Goodness is love in action;
Faith is love on the battlefield;
Meekness is love in school;
And temperance is love in training.
(D.L. Moody)

Since the start of DW, just about every day I have heard a recurring comment about our ministry... "This is sooo good." That statement has reminded me of the above quote from D.L. Moody. In particular, the part that said "goodness is love in action".

You know, that is what I hope and pray for The Devoted Woman Ministry, and all who claim part in it... LOVE IN ACTION.

So many times in life, I stood by the sidelines and didn't step up when God was clearly telling me to. How selfish and lazy I was. Only when I got passed my own excuses did I learn that when God leads us to do something... it is a great opportunity to see Him work in a BIG way for what is GOOD. Only then are we able to see Him bless us beyond measure!

God has shown me that the only way I should love (and live) is with action and a heart for Jesus! He intended for each of us to exist to glorify Him with every single breath we inhale/exhale. As believers and followers of Jesus, we are dead to sin... but even more important... we are ALIVE in Christ. And Christ is love! He is really the One that is sooo GOOD! All credit should always go to Him.

I have learned that it is an honor to speak God's words and mirror His ways. As such, it is my lifetime goal to share everything that the Lord, our wonderful Counselor and Teacher, has said. I am resolved to follow His call and speak His truth to anyone who will listen. You see, TODAY is the day to live in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control! We are each here to glorify and worship Jesus' name in all we say and do. We are alive for one very fulfilling reason - - to love and honor God above everyone and everything else (even our own self) with all our heart, soul, mind, strength!!!

I encourage you to focus on WHO love is! WHO goodness comes from. Forget about what mankind says and focus on God's grace. Know and share His word! Believe in every one of His blessed promises! Abide in Jesus!!! Succeed in Jesus!!! Assume your identity in Jesus! He is sooo GOOD, believer. He is sooo worth it!!!

I hope you will join me in this worthy quest - to love in action and spread His glory to all the world while living each and every moment for His holy and perfect name's sake!

Love you and praying for you all!

XOXOX!

~ Victoria

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