Sunday, November 16, 2008


Why is it so hard to to truly love our neighbors and family. Pastor talked about how if we would truly love others the world really would be a different place. It is way easier to hold hurts and unforgiveness but it so much more devastating in our lives and when we do hold those things we just spill that out of us instead of the Love that God commands of Us and ultimately turns to sin because we are deliberately disobeying.
Matthew 20:37-40
37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

It is especially hard at least for me to love to really reach to people who intimidate me or have a tendency to be challenging. I really try to turn the other cheek and give the benefit of the doubt.
It really takes a lot for me to get upset or mad (except when its my own family--- i seem to lately have real short fuse) I am so guilty of taking things personal and really pulling away instead of taking those things to God and immediately taking those things to Him and killing the roots at the source. If i really would do that I would to be able Love my neighbors and family more effectively. I am so Thankful for a pastor who does not beat around the bush and really challenges us to truly "Be the Church" to live a life that truly shows Jesus. It is not easy.
Thank you Pastor Jim for your obedience. God Bless.