1st November 2016

What About Me?

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
1 John 4:8 (NKJV)

God is love, and His Nature is that of a giver. He gives, He helps, He cares, and He sacrifices. He does not do these things occasionally—they represent His constant attitude toward us. Love is not something God does, it is who He is!

He always offers us love, generosity, grace, and help. God does chastise His children when they need it, but He even does that out of love and for our own good to teach us the right way to live. In Hebrews 12:10-11 it says He chastens us “for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Everything God does is for our good; all His commands are intended to help us have the best lives we can possibly have.

Because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, as it says in Romans 5:5, we can love and be kind to others and follow Jesus example of being kind, generous, and loving toward others.

We do not depend on our own love which says, “What about me?” We depend on God’s love which says, What about others?” When we are concerned about serving God and other people, God will make sure that our needs are also supplied (Matthew 6:33).

Jesus came to the earth in order to serve others, and we are to follow in His footsteps. Mark 8:34 says “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

Prayer
Father God, thank You for pouring out Your Love in to our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Help us to depend on You to enable us to pour out Your Love to all that we meet.
Amen

Study by Allan Frankcom

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allanfrankcomAbout the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK. He and his wife, Julie have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
EMMERSONS GREEN
South Gloucestershire BS16 7AP

Meeting Time:Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Allan Frankcom
Email: jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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