Updated: Jan 8, 2021
verses 3-5: This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
This morning I am searching for a way to stay calm and at peace in the midst of all that is happening in our nation. When I read these words and allow them to speak to me, I know God has given me all I need. There are so many things I have no control over. But my own actions and my own choices- these things I can control. I can choose at all times to be loving and generous. I can try to be less self-centered and less needy of the praise of others. I can love first, and leave out judgmental measuring-up. These choices need to be the result of my faith.
Holy Father, Help me to walk the walk. I read your Word and listen for your guidance, and need to reform my life and my behavior. With your help I can be transformed. Amen