1 John 3: 16-20 : This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Not long ago I finished 6 years of being a Chief Executive and part of the reason I didn’t immidiately jump into a similar role the decision to take my life down a few gears: reduce the hyper frenetic pace of my life. Every moment of my life was planned and accounted for which I absolutely loved! But wow did it take its toll.
One of the things I really hated about being super busy was telling people I would like to catch up, be involved in something or doing something and then proceed to do very little about it. This 1 John reading is clear that taking action is way more important to expressing love than just words. My love is expressed in how I act towards others not just in what I say.
And in the new phase in my life I am aiming to have less planned time, more free time, more flexibility to act, to show love to someone in need. And this took a conscious decision on my part, to make the space to be more open to being a man of action not just words.
Ok admittedly these are just words on a blog.. I think it is time to act.
God bless ya!
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Yahweh’s Yarn in a Year : 1 year Bible reading plan
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