Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DAILY DEVO...leaves blue around aimlessly, our lives shouldn't.


When I watch the leaves blowing around in the wind, I'm reminded that the leaves that have fallen no longer have life.

They blow around aimlessly in the yard, bouncing over the grass and landing on the fence, pressed up against it with nowhere else to go. Full of activity but yet empty of life.

God did not create us to be like lifeless leaves, just blowing around aimlessly. God created you and me to be purposeful!

One of God's purposes for us is found in today's Scripture reading...

(1 Thessalonians 3:12) "May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you."

Paul prayed that the Thessalonians love would increase for each other, and increase for ALL people.

The love that Paul speaks of has specific purpose, it's the kind of love that encourages others to live in such a way that they would not be found blowing around like a leaf; aimlessly lost and dead.

When our love increases for others (and for God), we will then see that our purpose in life is still alive and well and not just blowing around in the wind.


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TODAY'S READING: Jeremiah 28-29, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13, Proverbs 11:22-26

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