Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself Matthew 22:36-40

The world we live in today is plague with many afflictions. Man doesn’t care about the fellow man any longer. Our focus is more driven by the material things of this world such that we forget the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His grace that abound daily in our lives. We have made our hearts hard as rock seeing but failing to perceive God’s miracles which we experience daily.

A lot of us claim we love God, never miss a church service but how good is our love for God when we pick and chose those to love. How good is our church going when we can’t even extend a helping hand to that orphan we know and meet on our way to work each day. How do we claim to love God and can’t even be kind and nice to the widow we attend fellowship with?

You see the thing about God’s love, the way that I understand it is that he came through for us even when we were still in sin. Even when we renounced and rejected his gift with our selfishness God sent Jesus Christ to die for us, this is the manifestation of true love.

The question that I ask myself is how can we christians shove our faith and our Lord Jesus down the throat of unbelievers and call them to repentance when we don’t treat them as brothers or sisters. I mean when people are in need of a helping hand sometimes preaching the Word to them is all that it takes to turn their life around and give Jesus Christ the control of their ship. But does that always work?

As chritians we must learn to add acts to our faith in order to make the difference in the lives of those who truly need help. They should be able to see Jesus Christ and understand His promise of eternal life through our acts and not by just quoting verses from the Bible.

I’m not by any means suggesting that we should stop preaching the Gospel. The picture I’m painting here is this: 

When God has blessed us it is good to give him thanks and testify of His blessings in our lives. However, I believe it is even better when we use our blessings to help those who need helping in their lives. God is the master of all schemes. When he decides to bless it always comes with some responsibilities and there is a reason the blessings we receive. As christians we should draw unbelievers to Jesus Christ by our personalities, by our character and by our acts of love for our fellow human beings. We would make a whole lot of difference this way.

Remember even when Jesus Christ was abandoned by His disciples and friends during His trials into His death, after His resurrection He still appeared to them and brought them together in love. That’s the way we christians ought to be, showing love and kindness even to those who abandoned us. 

*1 Corinthians 13:1-13* tells us more.

Don’t just just preach Jesus Christ, walk the talk. Live like Christ and be compassionate. Love has the power to change this world that is why. Love is the greatest gift of God to us and also the greatest commandment is that *We love our neighbors as ourselves Matthew 22:36-40*

May peace of God be with you, shalom.

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Being a christian in times of adversity: that’s following Christ.

It is easy to trust God when things go the way we want them to go. I say it is way too easy to say we have faith in God when throughout our lives all we see is His blessings around us.

I believe as a christian you know you believe in God when you’re faced with circumstances beyond your control and still manage to keep your eyes on the road. 

The thing about faith in God is to see His goodness and greatness when all odds are against you. When you manage to still keep to your prayer routine, read your bible and still believe God will see you through that’s when you know you have faith in Him.

When you’re not sway but the storms rising up in your life to denounce the promises of the resurrected son of God, Jesus then you know you are a true believer.

The walk with Jesus Christ is not the one that promises all joy and happiness, it is not the journey where tears wouldn’t flow on our cheeks. In fact it is a walk full of challenges, tribulations and pains unimaginable. However, when you walk with Jesus you’re assured,  as a matter of fact you’re guarantee of the light at the end of the tunnel when you walk with Jesus.

As a true christian you must be able to see God’s goodness no matter the circumstances good or bad. You should be able to hold fast to your belief in Jesus Christ especially when the tide is high up and you don’t know if it will engulf you. 

I don’t know what the Holy Bible says but I do not think God has said promised christians a walk without pains or challenges. You see it is up to you, the true christian to demonstrate your faith in the Almighty especially when you fail where you think you should have succeeded. Following Christ shouldn’t be about convenience, it should be a way of life. Let your faith shine where your life is at the crossroad. God will see you through.

Why I must keep keeping on…an ode of self-motivation

This moment, here and now is very decisive. Each step you take from here on matters in the scheme of things. To reach that goal you’ve fixed yourself, your inertia is your worst enemy.

Your thinking, your actions or inactions can make or mar your progress. The belief you place in your ability to reach your dreams is very important to realizing that dream.

But just believing in the dream is not enough, you must work at it. Persistence, determination and commitment are your dependable partners. They will get you there.

Whatever you tell yourself, however you’re able to motivate yourself  the most important thing you should have in your visor is the goal you’ve set for yourself.
Nobody is responsible for your success. You are the shaper of your own success. Having people around you does not mean they will make your dreams come alive.

After all, you decide who join your team. That shows you’re still in control of how your dream turns out.

You have to vehemently refuse the negative vibes that others try to infuse  in your life. People saying you cannot or you can achieve your goal is immaterial when you know what you want.

You’ll be taken of course by imbibing what others think You should do. You will lose track of your goals by letting others lead the way and dictate your pace.

If it’s your goal and journey, you must be the captain on your boat.

You should be more determined by your setbacks, more motivated by the failures of the past.

If there is anything you should learn from all of these is to hold on to your dreams and guard them with all the belief and hope you can muster.

The thing is to keep pushing until that task is accomplished. I can’t make it or I’ve done my best just don’t cut it.

You know your best isn’t enough if you haven’t gotten where you want to be.