Monday, February 14, 2011

Daily Devotion for 2/14/11 The Importance of Loving Others

Happy Monday Folks! Happy Valentines Day! This day is just like every other day in my eyes, I love you today, tomorrow, and forever. Peace Fam :)

Today's Lesson: The Importance of Loving Others
Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:7

“Everyone who loves is born of God” (1 John 4:7)

Recently, a twelve year old boy in Ft. Lauderdale, FL hung himself. Why? Because the next day was his first day at a new school. This young boy was overweight and he dreaded the idea and possibility of being taunted by the kids at this new school. There are few things that are more painful than shame. One of the greatest kindnesses that we can show others is to take away their false shame. We can do this by loving and accepting them. Let's look at the disciples who met a man who had been blind since birth. They asked Jesus, "Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents" (John 9:2) The disciples weren't even concerned about the fact that the man needed help. They didn't consider the fact that he had been living in darkness for his entire life. Instead, they focused on his short comings.

It is so much easier to label people then it is to love them. We label because we THINK we know what's inside. We'd rather condemn divorce than help its victims, argue about abortion rather than to support an orphanage. Jesus didn't see the blind man as a victim, he saw him as an opportunity waiting to happen. "You're looking for someone to blame...Look instead for what God can do" (John 9:3) If you don't love people, you don't love God; truth be told , you don't know him!.

Pray these words "Lord, remind me today that the greatest gift I have to give others, is your love" Your seriousness and sincerity in this prayer will open the door for God's help and healing.

Today's Black History Moments:
Negro History Week began on February 1, 1926. It is now known as Black History Month, but was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.

In 1817 Frederick Douglas was born
In 1867 Morehouse was founded in Atlanta, GA
In 1946 Famed tap dancer Gregory Hines was born

Have a blessed morning/afternoon and evening folks.

Pray for someone today!

May God bless and keep each and every one of you...

Peace and Blessings from your Sister in Christ,

: LA :

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