Somebody Needs You

June 16, 2020

Read 1 John 3:16-18

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.


Reflect

How do we love “in deed and in truth”?

Some Christ-followers have this idea that we’re supposed to live our lives in a safe bubble, separated from the rest of the world. Yet God wants us to pop our bubbles and “lay down our lives.”

God is counting on us to engage the planet for Him—offering acceptance and a listening ear, preparing a hot meal, providing shelter for the homeless. Somebody needs you. More precisely, somebody needs a fresh encounter with the God you serve. “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:40).

So, how should you reach out? Begin by telling your story to someone you meet. Tell what you’re all about, what Christ is all about. Next, let your actions speak love. Be kind, be generous—take a step out of your comfort zone. Invite someone to church and even offer to give them a ride; share your possessions; invite them into your home ... you get the idea. (Be smart, of course, avoiding a situation that could endanger your life.)


Pray

Lord, help me to care about my brothers and sisters. Help me to lay down my life for You. Amen.

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JESUS, PLEASE LET MY LOVE FOR YOU AND THE BROTHERS BE IN DEEDS AND TRUTH.
God help care for people
I am praying that the Christ followers, little children, let us not love in the word or talk but in deed and in truth.
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There are times that I wonder why God blesses some people who don't behave like that. I believe that great power comes with great responsibility. If you're given, by God, great power, yet, aren't living up to your responsibilities, you should never have had that power in the first place. I just wanted to get that off my chest!
Lord Jesus help me to be who you want me to be. I am so afraid...
Enjoyed reading this devotional this morning. I need to do more. Thanks again for your ministry.
Thank you for this timely reminder. Lord, let me be Your hands and feet today to someone in need. I ask You to live, love and work through me. Let me not only be a hearer, but a doer of Your Word, walking on obedience and making a difference.
Lord Jesus, your Grace to love indeed is all I ask for because you loved me first. Help me to give others around me IJN Amen.
Amen 🙏
Lord Jesus give me your love so I can love others in ways that may not be comfortable but caring to them. Let your light shine through me so I may be a vehicle of your grace to them. Thank you Jesus. Amen
Lord ss I read this passage this morning and reflect on it....Father I ask of You to heighten my discernment to see those who are in need so I can help in whatever way I can....
A good word to today. Lord give me the Grace to help others
Amen. Awesome word 👍😊👌
Love covers a multitude of sins.
May the grace of God strengthen us to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. In Jesus Name 🙏