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February 21, 2023

February 21, 2023

By Kimberly Hobbs

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Guest Writer:
Connie VanHorn, North Carolina
Love Like Jesus!
If you want to be like Jesus, you have to love the unlovable, forgive the unworthy, and do good to those who don’t always love you back. When we love like Jesus, lives are transformed/changed/saved. 
My God turns
darkness into light,
Miracles into Butterflies.
I can look at some of the lives Jesus has turned around. Mine included. The greatest evidence is the countless lives that have been changed by his touch. In Acts, they were recognized as men who had been with Jesus. So go be with people so that they can be with Jesus. Go be with all people. Shine bright in a dark world.
Love Like Jesus!
Say what is true ~ loving one person might not change the world, but it might change the world for one person. Who will be your one?
Some people are so distracted by the Temptations in this world, they can’t imagine a world after this one. They can only see what is around them, and they fail to see God in this world. God‘s power has no reset in their lives because they simply choose to ignore the truth. They keep themselves busy self-seeking the things in which had absolutely no real value. Their gain is money, power, and lust. These things are temporarily filling their empty spaces seeking more, never truly being satisfied. They are choosing this life instead of eternal life.
Let God fill the spaces that the world fills with lies.
The bottom line: It’s a choice. We choose to seek God, and we choose to love. God finds a heart set on him, and he calls it out and claims it. Our hearts need to be set on Him if we want to see him. Love is an action. We choose to love God, and God will fill our life with eternal happiness.
We choose to let God fill our spaces. Don’t lose your life trying to gain the things of this world.
Choose right. Choose love. Continue chasing after God in the same way that David chased after God. David was a man after God’s own heart. He was messy and broken and all the things, but he was in love with God, and he believed in a God that could do the impossible. David sinned and wrestled just like us, but he was not concerned with appearing Godly. He was concerned with knowing God. He saw past himself, his life, and his own happiness, and he saw into the heart of God.
We can learn from David’s Chase. We can wonder why God‘s favor rests on this sinful man…
Man looks at the outward appearance, and God looks at the heart. See the way God sees. Come as you are. God looks deep inside us to see what nobody else can see. He wants us just the way we are, and He will do the mending. Bring the junk and let God sort you out. Come as you are. See others like God. Believe in God. And have faith that He can do the impossible.