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When we get up in the morning what do we do, some shower, get coffee, eat breakfast before starting out for the day. The Psalmist says to seek God early, that is spend some time with Him, in His Word and prayer early. Before meeting others, if only just a few minutes to get our focus right and ask guidance for the day. There are probably only a few occasions when we really couldn’t take a few minutes. The Psalmist had a thirst for God, as Christians where is our thirst for the one who suffered , bleed and died in love for us. Since we can’t meet Him physically we have the Bible His letters to us and the Holy Spirit within to teach us, give us understanding as we read and pray. To all professing Christians, just ask yourself am I really thirsty for God and His Word. Is my thirst shown by actions, life practices. Because of His love shown to us we praise and bless, glorify and exalt Him is our minds, hearts and to others. Because of all He does and has done for us we rejoice. How can e not share our love foe Him and His love to others. The Psalmist says he follows hard after God. How is our personal commitment to live for Him daily. Ones’ life is changed when we go from a head knowledge of Christ and true acceptance of Jesus Chris as Saviour. 2nd Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new.” Psalm 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: 6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. 7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. 9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

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Doing what comes naturally, love should be the thing Christians and Bible believing Churches are recognized for. Not talking about compromise of beliefs and or standards, not tolerating or accepting sin as ok. But the first thing others see should be our love for others, both the body of believers and the unsaved. Condemn sin but show the sinner love. Remember they are influenced and or controlled by Satan just as we were before we accepted Christ as our Lord and Saviour. As one preacher said and Christ showed while on earth hate sin but love the sinner. The Bible has much to say about Believers and love. In John 13:34-35 Jesus gives a new commandment to love one another as He has loved us. This is the way others will know that we are followers of Christ. 1st John 3:23 again the command to believe on Jesus and love others. Romans 5:5 God’s love is shed abroad, overflows from our hearts by the Holy Spirit indwelling in us. Romans 5:8 says Christ loved us enough to take our punishment for sin and die for us when we were against or ignoring Him as sinners. Should we not allow Him to show His love for others through us, in what we do and say. As kids would take something for show and tell to school to show it then tell about it. We as Believers should be ready to show God’s love for the unloving by our actions and then tell of His love with the Gospel. The apostle says the evidence of the Spirit dwelling with us a believers is the love we show. Without love the Spirit in not dwelling in us, the fruit of the Spirit, what He produces in us is love Gal 5:22. Our assurance of our salvation is the witness of the Holy Spirit within us Rom 8:16. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him and he is us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” 1st John 4:11-13. As the hymn writer put it love found a way to reach and redeem us.
Love Found A Way
Wonderful love that rescued me, sunk deep in sin,
Guilty and vile as I could be—no hope within;
When every ray of light had fled, O glorious day!
Raising my soul from out the dead, love found a way.
Love brought my Savior here to die on Calvary,
For such a sinful wretch as I, how can it be?
Love bridged the gulf ’twixt me and Heav’n, taught me to pray,
I am redeemed, set free, forgiven, love found a way.
Love opened wide the gates of light to Heav’n’s domain,
Where in eternal power and might Jesus shall reign.
Love lifted me from depths of woe to endless day,
There was no help in earth below; love found a way.
Refrain
Love found a way, to redeem my soul,
Love found a way, that could make me whole.
Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,
Love found a way, O praise His holy Name!

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