SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL
Friday, 23 September 2016
TOPIC: THE PROOF OF GENUINE LOVE
SCRIPTURE: Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing. – Philippians 2:3-4 (The Living Bible).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you cannot point to anyone you are raising; then, it is possible that your life is wasting.
It has been established that our God is a God of love; He is love personified (1 John 4:8) and He created us in His image of love (Genesis 1:26). But the devil always strives to rob us of the love nature of God by replacing God’s love with hatred in our hearts.
The nature of the devil is the nature of hatred, but people of character and godliness are filled with God’s love.
What are the proofs of genuine love?
1. Living with others in mind.
A person who loves his neighbour lives with the consciousness of how his action can impact on others; he lives to protect the wellbeing and interests of others.
2. Investing in people.
Love brings the best out of people. Love raises people. If you cannot point to anyone you are raising; then, it is possible that your life is wasting.
3. Not given to envy and jealousy.
One who loves his neighbour does not live in bitterness and ‘unforgiveness’.
4. Celebrating people.
Love celebrates other people. The process of celebrating people is the process of developing genuine interest in the lives of others.
Remember this: If you cannot point to anyone you are raising; then, it is possible that your life is wasting.
1. Endeavour to love people unconditionally
2. In everything you do, consider the impact of your actions on others.
3. Be interested in others. Decide to put a smile on someone’s face today.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: PILLARS OF CHARACTER – PT. 5
PRAYER: O LORD, give me the grace to celebrate people and to live an impactful life in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: When a man loses character, he loses everything. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: An adult is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms
TODAY IN HISTORY – 23/09/1846: Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune
DAILY READING: Isaiah 41:17 to 43:13, Ephesians 2:1 to 22, Psalms 67:1 to 7, Proverbs 23:29 to 35.