Faith that Cares II- Psalm 27.4

Several days ago, I visited a wordpress blog that tackled the topic of Christian love and love makeover. I made a comment to that blog post. Let me share it here as well:

love shows a faith that cares

“I agree. Love is the most important Christian virtue. God is love and those who profess faith in God should show the kind of love that Jesus has shown. Maybe it is not as easy as we say. We all have flaws and moods that affect the way we act or react sometimes. Sometimes, it is difficult when people expect so much from us when we are mere humans in an imperfect and degrading world. Of course, that is not an excuse for us not to live as God desires. Love is the key for all of us to make this world a better place to live until Christ returns. God bless you…”

I have heard comments that Christian churches in Korea flourish because they love their pastors. I heard there were members who would even give a car to their pastor. I am not saying that we should give cars to our pastors too. Let us just care for them for these acts of love toward God’s anointed touch the heart of God very dearly. [Philippians 4:18-19]

Witnessing is actually a matter of caring. We give food to people who are hungry or sick because we care. For those who are dying in the spirit, are we not going to care and share with them the Balm that would give them healing? The cure is in you, in me, in each one of us. Let us dare to care [Jude 22a].

We can love and care because God has cared about and has loved us first. Remember, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Therefore, by virtue of God’s mercy, let us all be avenues also of God’s mercy as we live out our faith. Sometimes, it is difficult but it is a call. Whenever we can and wherever we can, let us show our faith that cares.

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”. -1John 3:18

Faith that Cares- Psalm 27.4

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple” -Psalm 27:4

Faith Methodist Church Congregation from Flickr.Com

Better is one day in your courts… than a thousand elsewhere”… Have you ever felt like staying in church even after the worship or activities have ended? You have felt the presence of God and you simply do not want to leave. Probably, David was feeling the same way when he was writing this psalm. He wanted to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life. He wanted to feel the saving presence of the Lord in his life.

We also seek the presence of God when we go to church each Sunday. However, God does not speak to us with an audible voice from heaven or touches us with His big miraculous hands. He warms us with each other’s faith and zeal. As we express our faith, we express love and care for our brethren as well because a person who has faith is a person who loves… Can we say Amen to that?

Some people are very pleasant with other people but when it comes to their own family members, they are inconsiderate. Let our family feel our love and care. [1 Timothy 5:8]

Superficial wounds heal easily, but emotional wounds hurt more deeply and only the soothing words from a caring brother/sister can bring healing. A Christian is an instrument of God’s warmth most especially for the family of believers. When you see a closely knitted family who cares for each other, you admire it, right? However, when you see a family killing each other, would you want to be a part of it? Of course, not! When the family of believers in a church loves each other, other people would love to become a part of that family [John 13:35].