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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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OBEDIENCE IN LOVE

As children, we obey our parents because we love them. As parents, we correct our children because we love them. Obedience to one another is a sign of love for God. When we submit ourselves to Him in love, He will give us the desire and strength to be obedient. Obedient to Him, obedient to those we love and obedient to authority. Love will help us to be obedient and obedience will help us to love. When we obey God, we are showing others we truly love Him.

1 John 2:5 “But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.“ (NLT)

Dear Lord, You are love. When we accept You into our hearts, You give us that special love that no one else can give. You also give us the desire and ability to serve and love others. Help us today to be obedient to You and submit ourselves to You in love trusting that You will guide us through this day. We want to share Your love with others as You have commanded us to do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

God can give us the desire and ability to serve and love others.

Love will help us to be obedient and obedience will help us to love.

When we are obedient to God, we can truly love Him.

Our love for one another will show others we are God’s disciples.

When we are obedient to God, we can truly love one another.

John 13:34-35 “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (NLT)
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