Tuesday's Tip to bENCOURAGEd...
For the most part I know exactly what I need to do. For years, I have executed daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly "To Do" lists. In the business world I have implemented things to do and in ministry leadership I have encouraged what needs to be done. I teach my children to write down what they need to accomplish. I have taken classes and taught classes on list making and methods by which to fulfill a plan by following a checklist. But for most of my Christian life I left one very important action off of my "To Do" lists.
Several years ago I was writing on things to focus on when making effective lists God centered me up in this area. While seeking wisdom during one of my weekly planning sessions. The phrase: "What is the love thing to do?" echoed in my heart. Honestly, this was not at the top of my "To Do" list, but it sure is on God's, and therefore I knew I needed to spend sometime developing in this area.
"If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,"
~1 John 4:11 NKJV
For several months God has taken me to this verse and I am continually amazed by the depth at which this scripture moves me forward, so I was more ignited than surprised with this new learning. Over the years inviting God into my planner has given Him even greater access to my development. I was beginning to understand that yes, God so loves me and yes I should (or ought) to love others, but was I making that apart of my weekly plan?
Love is an action, not a feeling, therefore it must be at the top of our "To Do" lists.
As we plan each week we may not know exactly what we should write down regarding how to love someone but we must make room in our plans for God to reveal it to us.
But how can we begin to put love at the top of our To Do Lists?
Here is a great way to apply this principle...
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