Do All Things In Love!

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How often do we do stuff out of obligation? We do things out of obedience. We do things out of pity and frustration. We do so many of the right things with the wrong motive. The greatest gift ever given in this world was done out of love. Jesus is the sacrificial lamb and he loves each and everyone of us. We may reject his love, criticize his love and even walk away from it altogether, but the end result still remains the same. He loves us and he is waiting with his arms opened wide. That is the same love we should have in this world. There will be people who will reject your love, criticize your love, and even walk away from it. But in the end, when you love like Christ loves…your love will still remain and forgiveness will come naturally. Let’s love like Jesus loves! Let’s make sure everything we do is out of love with no return expected!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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No Place I’d Rather Be

This came across my screen today, and I have never heard this Spanish word before. But the definition immediately made me think of the presence of God. He is my safety. He is my peace. He is my comfort. And how I long to stay in his presence and draw strength from him. Have you found your place you call “querencia”? If not, look to Jesus. There is always safety there!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

HAPPY WEEKEND!

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Let the good times roll. Do something you will enjoy. Whether it is as exciting as scuba diving or as relaxing as curling up with a book, make your weekend count. We spend so much time taking care of others and working for a paycheck….we forget to take care of self. Find some time to take care of you this weekend. You won’t regret it!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Same Trial Different Perspective 

One of the biggest mistakes we can make is assuming people go through situations alike. Everyone has different backgrounds, personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.  We need the Holy Spirit and his compassion to understand people.  The Bible gives us a basic outline of what our character should look like, but what happens when someone is not there yet? No matter how hard you try to tell them to change how they view things or react to situations, they can only perform actions according to what they believe. Sometimes people will try to imitate only to be left in confusion and defeat. So next time someone says the mud is deeper than you say it is, consider who they are and how they think. Continue to speak life, encourage them, and instruct as God leads you. Their reality may not change, but by faith their perception will. God won’t fail us. If we follow his lead, the outcome will always work according to his will. But for those of us who may handle things a little differently, there may be a few struggles along the way, but ultimately follow Christ…in him there is always victory. 

Be encouraged, 

T Brown

God loves you!

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I rose early this morning knowing how amazing God is, and I wanted to share that with you. God loves you and there is nothing you can do to change his love for you. No matter how bad things are or how wonderful things are, God loves you! Remember that and tell someone else who might need to know that. People are struggling to find hope somewhere, anywhere. Let’s lead them to Christ because our hope is in him!

Be encouraged,

T Brown