Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him (1 John 5:1).
We just cannot get away from it. God is Father of Jesus, and He is Father of all those who have chosen Jesus, and He is Creator of those who have not yet chosen Jesus. All of those I just mentioned are recipients of God’s love. So our first goal is to love God the Father. Our second goal is to love Jesus His Begotten Son; our third goal is to love those who are submerged in Jesus; and our fourth goal is to love those hanging around the edges looking in. I think the Church has gotten those goals out of order.
One church I knew in California decided to build houses for people who couldn’t afford one. There were many wealthy people in the church, and the project was easily paid for. Their efforts made a big splash in the newspapers, and they were proud. But in their own church were some very poor people, people who didn’t have homes, didn’t have cars, lived from paycheck to paycheck, and sometimes at the end of the month, had to go down to the Salvation Army to be fed. They didn’t receive these free homes. No, it was the unsaved who received them. But then, they wouldn’t have made a splash in the papers if they’d only taken care of their own. But they would have made a big splash in heaven. It’s time to put the Church in order.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.