March is my birthday month. The 6th of March is my birthday. God willing, this year I will turn 68.
Let us courageously, powerfully, and godly live to the fullest the lives Father God has allowed us to have at such a time as this. That is the best way we can thank Him for letting us see 2018.
Christ’s Yoke becomes EASY and His Burden becomes LIGHT for us to carry when we wholeheartedly accept that men AND women are the Lord’s co-laborers in the Kingdom of God, as well as when we volunteer to help fellow workers of both genders minister to others. Our acceptance and assistance not only are reflective of the love we have for one another but also are reflective of the love we have for our Savior and our Father.
A great wall along the entire border between America and Mexico will divide families and suppress the human rights of the undocumented immigrants now living in America who, under a Trump regime, most definitely will get deported—will be sent back to Mexico. It is futile to think that said proposed wall will ever be able to “mend” (repair what is broken in) America. The uncomfortable truth is that not even a good wall will make us—Americans and Mexicans—good neighbors who are peaceful, loving, caring, fair, unprejudiced, helpful, selfless, and impartial.
God not only promises us that He will love us unconditionally, but also He promises us that He will love us forever. His Love never is cold, never is preferential, never rejects us, and never leaves us. God’s Love never changes! We are to love one another in like manner.
As genuine believers in Christ, our ministering to others predominantly must be about who we are in Christ, as well as who we are becoming, which is more and more like Christ Jesus. Becoming more like our Lord means that, by God’s Grace and the power of His Holy Spirit, we also are gaining more of our Lord’s ministering attributes—His ministering characteristics that help us show our love, compassion, accessibility, approachability, and knowledge about the Gospel’s Truths with those believers and unbelievers who are in need of spiritual, physical, financial, material, communal, familial, emotional, mental, and/or psychological help.
Jesus the Christ makes it absolutely clear that the only RSVP response that will matter to God is that response which is an initial “yes” followed by a progressive inward change—a sanctified spirit/heart that is habitually sincere, repentant, humble, compassionate, loving, and obedient. These Christ-like characteristics are MUST!