Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is Logos and Rhema. God recorded it in Scripture, and He reveals it in your heart. Have you ever asked God for a Word for the coming year? I have in the past… And I did again for this year. God is not obligated to give me one. Maybe He’s still waiting for me to implement the last one He gave me… but God’s Word does say if we ask we will receive, if we lack wisdom, and we ask Him, He will give it. So I just asked, and the day before the New Year began – God revealed the Word that He has for me this year. And I’m praying it over you as well. Have you ever noticed when we ask God for a word for this year, we want those words that are for us, some good thing. Like breakthrough, or prosperous, or vindication, or promotion, or millionaire. But that’s not always what God gives – what we want or expect. He gives what we need most, the Word we need most, if we will ask. I asked Him, and here is the Word He gave: Love. It took me a little by surprise, and as my mind raced to process, he immediately explained further. “You shall love the Lord your God, with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind.” – Matthew 22:37. And then I felt Him asking me… “What if this year, more than any other year that you have ever lived, more than you ever have before. What if you learned to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind? It stopped me, and made me consider… Have you asked God for something this year… other than a Word for this year?, I did. And as God always does, He answers. This is a part of His answer – to the other thing I asked, just not what I expected. Because everything you need from God, starts with you becoming, not what God brings. He wants to become, so He can bring you to the place, where He can bring things to you. Praying that you will love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. The second thing God said. “A new command I give you. Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. God wants us to love him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and then love one another – like He loves us - completely, sacrificially. God said, love your neighbor as yourself. And God said even love your enemies. Love Him, Love one another (your family, your brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God). Love your neighbor, (who’s that – he gave the example of the Good Samaritan, any person next to you, the person wounded and bleeding by the side of the road, when everyone else walks past)… And love your enemies – even those who hate you without cause, and try to harm you. What if we loved God this year? – more than we ever have in any year of our life? And what if we loved each other, and loved our neighbor, even our enemies? What could God do through that kind of love. His love is so much higher and deeper and greater, and He pours it out freely on all of us. Praying that you will love this year, that you will Love God more than ever before – with all your heart, all of your soul, and all of your mind. That you would love those around you – so well, like Jesus did. Like He still does, like He loves you. Praying that you will know the Word that God has for you this year, that it will be light and life for you, that you will walk in it fully – Logos and Rhema. You can trust Him. He has good for you!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!