Jun 26 2012

Live Love

You hear this saying all the time, “Preach the gospel…if necessary use words.”

You don’t have to have the Bible memorized to make a difference in people’s lives…it’s really just about being a friend.

I’m reading this new book, by Bob Goff it’s called Love Does.  Full of stories from his life…about acts of love…not telling people that their life is wrong and dragging them to church…(I’m sorry if someone has done that to you).  He writes about doing things out of love for others…

I highlighted this passage:

“I’m not that great at spelling and thankfully my phone auto corrects the words I type for me. What I’ve noticed though is every time I type in the word love, it gets changed to the word “live”. It’s a reminder to me of something I learned about following Jesus. I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous, but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of. “

Love Does by Bob Goff

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Jun 26 2012

I Ask That You Live

Sometimes I think we put all our self worth based on how many people we have in our life that love us.  We feel like life is good when you have a spouse, kids, friends, that love you, but what happens if you loose one or all of those.

I’ve learned that God’s love is more than enough to cover that loss.

You have to go on living.

Thought about that when I saw Marie Tillman in the news yesterday.

She’s Pat Tillman’s widow. He was the football player that enlisted in the Army after 9-11, and then was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire.

She’s now remarried and had a child.  She shared his “just in case” letter that he had left for her before his deployment. She said it ended up being a gift.

It said, “I’ve asked a great deal of you, therefore it should surprise you little that I have another favor to ask. I ask that you live.’’

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