TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – 7/19/2023
Micah 7:19 – He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
We all find ourselves in mess. Whether you created the mess, or it was left to you by someone else, there is good news: Jesus is not afraid of it. His love for you is so great, He himself steps into it to moves you out of it. Jesus was literally born to bless a mess. He is not intimidated, disgusted, or disinterested by the messy environment or ugly situations around you. He sees you and is compassionate to pull you out of the trash heap.
Declaration: I will not let the mess around me keep me from moving forward. Jesus blesses me and the mess. He will bring me victory.
SERVE WITH SELFLESS LOVE
Serving and selflessness are where the power of the love of God is – emphasis on the word “love.”
Through everything I have experienced while following Jesus, I have found the power of the Holy Spirit is demonstrated through serving because serving is demonstrating Jesus.
When Jesus put on the clothes of a slave and washed the feet of His disciples, He was serving. However, He was also demonstrating the Father’s heart and power was demonstrated through that selfless act.
Exactly like that, the power of the love of God is also demonstrated through selflessness. We know that God is love – literally love! Although there aren’t enough human words to do that justice, brother Paul penned it the best he could:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
So, the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is selfishness. That’s why it’s the power of the love of God that is unleashed when we serve. We can serve all day long and if we don’t demonstrate the love of God, we’re like a clanging gong or a crashing cymbal – we’ve made a lot of hoopla yet we’ve accomplished nothing for the Kingdom (vs.1-3).
Rise above the noise and serve with selfless love. Demonstrate the love of the father. Do it today. Don’t wait.
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