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Topic: Romans 14:18
S.Romans 14:18 (msg)Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Do that and you'll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you.
0. When our total desire is to serve Jesus...above anyone or anything...driven by our love for Him...then we not only please God, but we shine with the proof that Jesus is in us, showing our worthiness of being in the body of Christ.
A. To serve Christ 'single-mindedly' is, 'metaphorically to obey, submit to and, in a good sense, to yield obedience to Him'. (Thayer Greek Definitions) When I do this, full of the love of Jesus...obeying Him by loving the 'Jesus' in others...then Jesus shines out of me, showing that it is a TRUE and PURE and HEARTFELT compassion. How could that NOT be Jesus?
When the 'Jesus' in me touches the 'Jesus in others' I know it and they know it. THAT'S the SHINE that happens...like electricity! Two connections spark the Light. To shine/sparkle, takes two people or more. And Jesus can not be hidden inside of us...He RADIATES out of those who love Him. PROOF!
P Father, You know that I want Your compassion for Your people. You know I love Jesus! I pray that You would put those in front of me that want that compassion, too. That between all of us, Your electricity would spark the proof of Your love from within us! Connect Your love and compassion within us, Father, so we can be Your radiant Light...Your Son, Jesus!