|Stretching Beyond Where We Are
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
People around the globe have potential to talk to people online or offline farther away ever since the technology of computers have expanded to the modern world of people. To take this vast technology away would close the world to each other. One can learn foreign language online, visit through video unforeseen places by your eyes and places you never see in person, and yet the greatest access is the human connection around the world. This technology allows people to influence around the world both good and bad. It can bridge relationships or it destroy relationships. It is a tool to use for good, and not evil, but people have to learn to think before they speak or type. The advantage of the technology is it breaks down walls that governments like to build or humanity will build walls the government would like to tear down.
The teaching of Christ was to build the world into a better place of love and compassion. It was not just about sacrifice, but about love and hope for a better tomorrow. Jesus teall his disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Yet Christ also teaches to observe all things and all that He commands us to do. His greatest commandment being love. The more love that is spread through human love and compassion is a great asset to the world. Though all cultures know about love not all know about the love of God and Christ Jesus. Our duty as believers is to teach by Godís Spirit about His love. To demonstrate in our daily life his love for humanity. If an individual can be more compassionate, kinder, and thoughtful to one another whether online or in our daily we live in, we have gain much better place to be despite authority of our land, making our nation a nation under God and not a nation who authority is only government. Think about my friends, God is in charge, our governments around world are in submission to the power of love, even when there is time of hatred. The most powerful weapon we have is love. Yet the greatest message is about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, because without the message of God the message of love can not be purified by His Spirit, because our human instinct of hate still wars against the love. Our power of unconditional love is only by Godís Spirit.
Dear Heavenly Father help us to teach love and compassion for others, spreading hope to the world. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:1 John 4:13-21 KJV
(13) Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
(14) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
(15) Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
(16) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
(17) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
(18) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
(19) We love him, because he first loved us.
(20) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
(21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.