"... if you have any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort from His love…then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind."
It is the heart of Jesus that we give away to others what we have freely received from him...the same encouragement, the same love, the same tenderness, the same compassion.
Today, receive the encouragement that comes from knowing who you are in Christ.
Be encouraged by knowing you are not under law, but under grace.
Be encouraged by knowing you are forgiven, righteous and innocent before God, at peace with God, under no condemnation from God, and you are God's dearly loved child and he is your loving Father whom you relate to without any fear because it has been cast out by his perfect love for you.
Today, receive the love, tenderness, and compassion of Jesus.
Be encouraged by knowing he loves you unconditionally, tenderly, and compassionately.
He loves you in your struggles, failures, and flaws,
He is patient with you.
He is kind to you.
He is good to you He has forgiven you.
He is gentle with you, doing nothing to harm you in any way.
He is compassionate with you, feeling your hurt and pain.
Experience his grace, then express it to others.
Receive his love, tenderness, and compassion, then give it away to others.
Give away his grace to those who have sinned.
Give away his love to those struggling, failing, and filled with flaws.
Share his patience with people in their imperfections.
Share his kindness, goodness, and forgiveness with others even when they don't deserve it, because that is the very grace he has shared with us.
Share his gentleness with people, doing nothing to harm them in any way.
Give away his compassion to those who are hurting and filled with pain.
Have the same love as Christ.