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Day Five: The Only Thing That Counts

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Galatians 5:6 - “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

Galatians 2:20 says, “The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Our faith is the overflow of Christ in us. And therefore it will always be the DNA of Jesus’ love. True faith will be expressed in love.

If you wonder about your faith, then ask the obvious question, “Am I loving like Christ loved me?” If not then we are probably living by sight and not by faith. We are living by what we see and are familiar with, trusting ourselves and the outcomes we believe we can achieve. And this type of living will sooner or later reveal its ’self-focused’ goals.

But as Galatians 2:20 so powerfully states, we have been crucified with Christ and we no longer live but Christ lives in us. Love is in our DNA and that will be the most powerful way to live. We can love, we are saved to love, and we will love. We are forgiven, we are free, and now we can truly love.

Let us put our trust in Jesus today, turn into who we are in Christ and express Christ in and through all we do today. And we will see love being expressed with greater and greater impact. Let’s live by faith…let’s love like Christ loved us.

Father, may the love of Christ deepen in our lives. And may our faith have overwhelming expressions of love, love like Jesus loved. Give us the heart to trust, grant us the eyes to see who and what You see, and give us an unwavering resolve to love another to Christ. May all that counts in our desires, dreams, and trust be love. Thank you Father for showing us this love in your Son, and making this love the most real expression of life we could ever have and imagine. Come Lord Jesus, invade our lives, invade our thoughts, invade our calling, and invade our desires with more of You.

Let’s close this week worshipping to “Let It Be Jesus.” Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2zBXNNoAn8

- TR

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Day Two: We Live By Faith

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Day One: No Longer I

Monday, August 3rd, 2015