Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Christ's Compelling Love

I am loving the #SheReadsTruth's Fresh Start plan!  
Just this week I have gleaned about 3 nuggets! Good stuff!
Wednesday's reading focused on us being ambassadors for Christ.  The scripture reading was 2 Corinthians 5:11-21.  Well when I read it verse 14 caught my attention...
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all and therefore all died." NIV
....more specifically the word compel. That's a firm word. I looked it up...
Compel=*force or oblige (someone) to do something
*bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure
See? Pretty firm! I don't believe Christ was or is or ever will be forceful or use pressure towards His children. Why? Because of His love. If you are a Christian think about it. Christ's love. It's powerful yet gentle. It is given when it isn't deserved. And the bible says it should be driving us to be our best...His ambassadors. And if we accomplish being His ambassadors then the love of Christ keeps being powerful yet gentle, given when it isn't deserved.  
As I'm writing this I can tell you I wasn't a very good ambassador yesterday!  I'm dealing with how to handle a 3 year old and failed miserably. But thank goodness I have a new chance today!  So don't you be worried about the failed attempts. Allow Christ's love to keep you in the drive position. 

Be Blessed Today!

1 comment:

Kalyn Randolph said...

Ah! I am loving it, as well! Thanks for sharing this today!