Friday, 14 February 2020

Love beyond romance!

Let Biblical Inspiration Fire Your Imagination!
3 minute reading and meditation 
You will need a bible, a chair, and few minutes alone

Jesus said, “…love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples…”
                        John 13:35

Romantic love is in the air this Valentine's Day. For Christians though, as God is Love: every day, every moment, we are challenged by Jesus’ commandment to show love to everyone we cross paths with. We do so by being helpful, forgiving, generous, kind, and so on. Sometimes showing love is easy. But at other times it can prove extremely difficult. Yet we are bound to try. If you are struggling with this the following meditation could give your efforts a boost!

1. Read John 13:34-35

2. Sit up straight and close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through the nose. Hold a few seconds. Breathe out through the mouth and as you do so feel the whole of your body relax.

3. Now meditate for a few moments on the fact that Jesus, as God made man, was fully aware of the potential difficulties His commandment would stir up. That our human nature would sometimes cause a tussle between self-concern and demonstrating the love He wants of us.  

4. Now say this prayer – or one of your own – ‘Dear Lord Jesus, because of my love for You, I want to always follow Your commandment to love. Please will You help me daily to rise to this challenge. And please also remind me that when I do so I am filled with joy! I ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen’

5. When you are ready breathe in and out deeply as before. Then open your eyes and have a big stretch.

Prayerfully hoping the above meditation helps in your desire to do what Jesus asks.
God bless
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