Thoughts for the Journey

Thoughts for the Journey

In John 14, Jesus promises the disciples the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Advocate “who will

teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” (v.26). He reminds them,

however, that “This is the Spirit of Truth. whom the world cannot receive, because it neither

sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in and

among you.” (v.17)  As we begin the forty days of Lent, discover what is separating you from the

fullness of God (sin) and turn away (repeat) from those things. Receive the power of the Holy Spirit,

whom Christ promised to guider, counsel, and lead us. Let the Journey begin!

Blessings of A Spirit-Led Life,       Pastor Lenore

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Thoughts for the Journey

This week our hearts turn to Valentine’s Day – cards-candy, flower, sand extra hugs. But what is

love? “Love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been of God and knows God”

(1 John4:7). Love generates and sustains life. Jesus says the most important commandment is

this: Our God is one Lord. and you must love the Lord the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your being, with all your mind, and with all strength. The second is this. You will love

your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater then these.” (Mark 12:29-31-CEB).

Notice the verbs Jesus uses – must and will. While love is a choice we can make. loving God,

ourselves, and our neighbor is not optional as a Christ follower. In 1 John. 4.19. “we love because

he first loved us” As Christians, we believe every day is a holiday of love!

In the Endless Love of Christ,    Pastor Lenore