Romans–Passionate Christian Theology

“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.” Romans 12, The Message

The world we live in today, using media, books, technology, small group therapies and more, has done it’s best to teach us “how to” do just about everything emotionally, physically, mentally and even spiritually. God’s Word is simple yet profound. “Love from the center of who you are”. Yet, we want to complicate this thought with “how to”. Or do we want to justify “how to not” do this? Would we rather hang on to our selfish desires to love only ourselves? Is it because our “center” is not driven by Jesus Christ?

These are all questions of reflection and meditation, maybe even conviction, that are healthier to respond to than another “how to” resource. If our center is selfishness then we work hard to fake love. We use love to get ahead, on top, to get what we think we need. If our center is Jesus, who loves us unconditionally and we know that, then our love is real and flows easily from the center of who we are, where He resides, and works in us from the inside out to transform us because of His love.

Selfishness does not play second fiddle and wants what the flesh wants: attention, glorification, admiration, praise for everything they do…in other words…all that is only reserved for God, our Father.

Be good friends who love deeply…and you will attract those who are searching deeply for God’s love which is true, unconditional and pure.

It’s really pretty simple. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…and “Red and yellow, black and white”, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves ALL the children of the world.”

Be led by the Center of our being. Be led by Christ and His love for us who must be at the center. And I’m singing…

Jesus at the center of it all
Jesus at the center of it all
From beginning to the end
It will always be, it’s always been You Jesus

Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do
Jesus You’re the center, and everything revolves around You
Jesus You

So Jesus be the center of my life
Jesus be the center of my life
From beginning to the end
It will always be, it’s always been You Jesus
Oh Jesus

Jesus invites

Dear Heavenly Father, We repent of our selfishness once more. Remain at the center of who we are and may we be driven by You in everything we are, say and do. In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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