Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Equations of Love

By Brenda Lysak

Motivated by Compassion                                                            John 6: 11, Mark 8:6, Matthew 15:36
Problem: A lot of hungry people. Resources: a few pieces of bread and fish. Solution: Thank God for what you have and His provision. If you begin using what you have, and trust God, not only will there be enough but the leftovers will exceed what you started with.  

 Motivated by Fear                                                                                           Matthew 25:14-30
Each of three men started out with a certain amount, be it opportunities, money, time, health, intellect, or talent. The first two invested and doubled the original amount. One man embraced fear and instead of investing he played it safe.  He was rewarded with punishment. He was despised and even the small amount was taken away.  The other two were rewarded with more, and honored for the risks they took. Fear should not be accepted as normal. In the kingdom of God fear is evil.

 More than Enough                                                                                          Romans 5:17
For if by one man’s lapse death reigned, much more surely will those who receive God’s overflowing grace and free gift of being made right with God reign(control, command, govern) as kings in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

Notice the word overflowing. The prefix “over”, means over the top, or too much. We have more than enough Grace for every challenge so therefore embracing fear, or inadequacy equals denying God. 

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