MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: People
There is a thought that is on my Spirit very often and it is this: Jesus loves every person out there like they are the only person. If His Spirit fully abides in me, I will be loving Him with my whole heart first and foremost, and also therefore loving aaaalllll others without judgement or condition.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13
Romans tells us that we know He loved us because He died for us “while we were still sinners.” As in, we’re not any more, we don’t have to be, because His Spirit’s capacity is endless. His capacity to dwell within us endless. He loves everyone without judgement and is of course capable of dwelling within me to be that same light if that is His will and may His will be my way.
I am pursuing Him at rocket speed and with a full heart and just want to know Him. And the more I know Him the less room there is for negative food thoughts, for worry of any kind, for anything beyond HIS KINGDOM.
Today I saw so many beautiful people I’ve known for a long time, some close friends and some not as close. A Starbucks baristo asked me out. A stranger told me I should be a model. Everyone around me– Daniella, my sisters, Cassia, Sara, Laura, Beth, Johnny– was kind, funny, and part of His Creation, hearts He died for and hearts He loves. How big does Jesus love them? As “big” as He loves me, and you. I am living only to that love and that He may fill me with it to expel in His name.
I felt stressed about eating out twice today, but knew at the end of the day that I didn’t eat enough. Hadn’t thought about it much, but then I was, what do you know, hungry! So I ate because that is what should happen when one is hungry! I gave everything to the Lord in prayer and spent time in His Word and am going to bed feeling astronomically blessed and with a smile on my face.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other. JOHN 15