Poured out. 2Tim 4:6; Phil 2:17
I love reading Paul’s letters. He lived a life poured out – and he was aware of it. He had chosen to live that way.
Jesus tells us ‘Freely you have received, freely give’ Matt 10:8. Love is our greatest gift. Jesus’ love. Placed into human hands. So what does this look like? I fully believe that we aren’t anywhere near realizing what this looks like. It’s not our own love, it’s not our own motives, our own strength.
It’s a life poured out. Selfless, led by the Spirit. Empowered. It’s ministering healing. It’s ministering deliverance. It’s practical. It’s caring for the widows, the fatherless, the poor. It’s serving. It’s preferring others. It’s initiating action. It’s sacrifice.
I have been crucified with Christ. It’s no longer I that lives but Christ that lives in me.
What would it look like if we all lived like that? If one purposed to seek a revelation of God’s love for oneself, and equally, a revelation of God’s love for all mankind. Is that not the commandments that Jesus gave?! Loving God and loving one another. If families walked like this, ministering to other families. If churches lived like this… ministering to their communities…to each other?!