Monday, March 7, 2011

L-O-V-E: Part 5

God loves us and has done all sorts of things to show that to us: from the primary act of creation to the incarnation of Jesus Christ. What do we do to show that we love God?

The only love that is a one-way street is unrequited love. Other than that, love is a two-way street. Relationships are two-way streets. They have to be nurtured. Time has to be spent with the beloved. Conversations need to take place.

How are you doing in holding up your half of your relationship with God? Do you talk to God daily (prayer)? Do you take time to read the letters God has written to you (scripture)?
Do you make choices in your life based on what will make God happy?
None of these are easy to do on a regular basis - just like all relationships take work.

One way to start working on your relationship with God over the upcoming season of Lent is to read the Gospel of John in its entirety with Live Oak church. Live Oak will be starting a sermon series on the Gospel of John this coming Sunday. Next Monday, we will be sending out a devotional 5 days a week (M-F) until Easter. The devotional will consist of a short reading from the Gospel of John, a reflection, and a prayer.

If you are looking for something to help re-kindle your relationship with God or to just help you keep doing what you are doing, this is a great opportunity.

Please join us in this Lenten journey.