Monday, 9 February 2015

Are we responding?

How often does it happen to you? You are busy speaking to someone and there is no response! They either haven't heard your voice or they are just choosing to ignore you. I admit that I have been guilty of this a few times - sometimes one just slips into your own world and you 'block' out all other things.

But, when we choose not to respond to the overtures of our Loving God, then we 'block' out God's voice at our own peril. The voice of God is not always wanting to chastise us, but more likely to direct, encourage, care, support, and inspire us. Is is important to remember that God loved us first - we then need to to choose to respond to this LOVE or not!

"Are we responding to the love of Jesus living within us concretely and consistently in our love for one another." - Brennan Manning

Acts 16:14 - "One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message."

God's love for me requires a response from me. I can either choose to ignore that gift or respond to it by loving back!

What are you going to do?

Living in Grace

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