“If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
One thing that really makes me crazy (especially when I do it!) is to judge easily and by just taking in consideration how things look like and not trying to find out, at first, how they really are! I have experienced this phenomenon so many times in my life – especially practiced by people quite close to me – and I admit that it is a trigger.
However, the Lord will judge the heart. We are saved by grace. He will judge the motivation behind the deeds. Before we do anything better to check our heart and honestly to recognize what it is in it!
Love is more important than sacrifice. Sacrifice is not necessarily love, love can be sacrifice but still love won’t see it as a sacrifice but as the best that can be done as it is done willingly. When we learn or see various forms of sacrifice and wonderful acts, we believe that it is done out of love, true interest, passion, faith or ideals. It is not always as such. Many times is out of ego, useless expectations, masochism, showing off, fear, thinking what others might say about us.
“I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do. Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak. I think that is why God uses me. Because I cannot depend on my own strength, I rely on Him twenty-four hours a day.”
“Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him? “
Life on earth, including planet earth itself, goes on with us or without us! We need to remember that we are unique, for sure different – yet, equals – still, we are not the keepers of the Universe.
We think that we can have control on our life and we are not wrong to believe so. Certainly, we are capable to make decisions and to create most of our dreams if we put our mind into it!
The question is “What we do when we feel weak and scared?” We remember God! The error is that life becomes more difficult because we do not rely on Him during the good times, the bad ones, the sad ones, the exciting ones, the challenging ones…
We need to rely on Him continuously and in this way our scaring and weak moments will reduce. But how can we trust Him? If He gets too busy? If we are not good enough for Him to act?
How 1Corinthians 13v3 and Job 39v11 are connected?
It is about truly loving and relying on God. When we love a human being, we rely on him, we have expectations. Still, many times we do not rely on such a person, probably we try not to give troubles, not to become a burden, it is a thoughtful act out of love. With God is different. He asks us to rely on Him. When we do so, He can see that we trust Him and believe in Him. When we find it difficult to carry our burdens, God is pleased to do it for us.
So, it is about love, a love that it is more important than supporting the poor or go through unspeakable pain in His name. Our love to Him is the most supreme feeling. Many Christians become Christians when they go through difficulties in life. They go to God with expectations. Few out of them remain true believers. The reason? When the problems go or become familiar, God turns out to be irrelevant. Only those who believed in Him out of true love and cause they are convinced that He is real, He is alive, He is present and absolutely existing, only those keep loving Him and keep relying on Him without judging Him, without question Him – but do ask questions – without blaming Him. They are those ones who rely on Him under any circumstances, day and night!
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