Love Me Tender
[Daily Word - Wed.Nov.14.2018 - Pastor Sheliah]
❤️ Romans.12:9-11 – “LOVE without any hidden agenda…. Take TENDER care of one another with fondness and affection; esteem one another’s unique value. Do not allow any hesitation to interrupt the rhythm of your zeal; capture the moment; maintain the boiling-point intensity of Spirit devotion to the Lord.” (MB)
Agenda – defined: “A plan or goal that guides someone’s behavior and that is often kept secret.”▪[ i.e. – He wants to push/promote his own agenda – no matter what the others say.]
All throughout the 12th Chapter of Romans, Paul addresses the matter of putting others before yourself. And verse 10 says: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.”
In other words, the Church – the Body – is not a place for your “individual gifts” and preferences to be on display - to bring attention to yourself - but for the good of the whole Body.
In verse Rom.12:4 we read, “every individual member co-compliments the other.” So then, the question would be “Is what you are doing as you ‘function’ in the Body, for your own personal ‘ministry’ or edification – or are you considering the greater good of the WHOLE Body? Are you expressing His tender love in your life?”
So, I truly believe that nothing we have seen in the past compares to all that God has for us NOW! My expectation is for much GREATER Glory and His love expressed through His Sons - more than anything we have yet experienced!
Therefore, I will put aside my personal agenda and preferences to reach this city, region, nation and world for the great Harvest of Souls that God has prepared for Now!
His invitation is open to you as well: Join in this New Adventure – Embrassing the Change and Experiencing the Best that God has reserved - for us in these “end-times!” Yes!
In His great love and tender mercy, “He has saved the best till now!” (John.2:10) ~ Shelia Hart Artt