2019 – SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER
LOVE NOT THE WORLD
1 John 2:16&16
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
When I was twenty years of age I served my country in the war in Vietnam.
When I left to go overseas my mother gave me a book by Watchman Nee titled “Love not the world.”
During my tour of duty in Vietnam, I turned my back on my Christian upbringing and foolishly explored the ways of the world.
The book my mother gave me became my beer coaster with many jokes being made by my buddies.
However it was always there as a reminder, and I can still remember some nights being so convicted of my foolishness, as I stared at the soiled cover of the book.
NEVER GIVE UP ON ANYONE
NEVER LOSE HOPE IN THE POWER OF GOD
NEVER LET YOUR RIGHTEOUS SEED STAY LOST
SOW SOMETHING WITH LOVE INTO THEIR LIVES
KEEP PRAYING AND BELIEVING
THIS IS A GOD GATHERING SEASON – YOUR LOVED ONES ARE COMING HOME AGAIN