The Love-Walk: Responding Like Jesus

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. —Ephesians 5:1-2

We began our Walk in Love study with the word Remember!  Remember, you are the beloved of the Father—You are loved by God so deeply!

We are to REMEMBER we are loved, so that we might RESPOND like Jesus—to love as Christ loved us, giving Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

This love-walk is not always an easy path. How do I respond when: Continue reading “The Love-Walk: Responding Like Jesus”

You Are Loved

Do you know God loves you? If you answered yes, I do not mean just head knowledge, but do you REALLY know it?

Personally, I have struggled with this in certain situations throughout my walk as a believer. My first response would be to say, “Of course I know God loves me.” I know He does. But my actions often reveal an area of my heart and life that does not truly believe He does. I find myself reacting from a place of identity in my past mistakes and failures than from the fact I am known, loved and forgiven in Christ Jesus.

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Walk in Love

The Father is reminding me to “love better” everywhere I turn. Most recently the reminder has come in Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” But what does it mean to walk in love? What does this love walk look like in my every day life?

In the original language of Scripture, the word for walk in this verse means to conduct one’s daily life.

It’s about my moments in the day.

It’s about my choices—how I choose to respond in the moments of my day. Continue reading “Walk in Love”

Christmas is…Day 24

Christmas is…

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:10-11

“…We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” —1 John 2:1-2

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” —1 John 1:9

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” —2 Corinthians 9:15

Merry Christmas!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady,

Christmas is…Day 23

Christmas is…

“I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King…Thus says the Lord…Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” —Isaiah 43:15-16,19

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” —2 Corinthians 5:17-18

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see imperfections, inadequacies, past mistakes or hurts? Or do you see yourself as one completely and lavishly loved by God? He has reconciled us to Himself in Jesus. We are a new creation in Christ.

I love this quote by Elisabeth Elliot:

“If you dwell on your own feelings about things rather than dwelling on the faithfulness, the love, and the mercy of God, then you’re likely to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Our feelings are very fleeting and ephemeral, aren’t they? We can’t depend on them for five minutes at a time. But dwelling on the love, faithfulness, and mercy of God is always safe.” —Elisabeth Elliot

Walk in the truth of who God is and your identity in Christ Jesus!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady,