New Hope For The Day

Welcome to New Hope for the Day : My Personal Devotional

In the Indian language there is a greeting, 'Namante", which means "I honor the holy one who lives with in you." May you feel welcomed and honored as I share my strengths and weaknesses from my days which turn into years. I share from my heart, my spirit with HIS wisdom; never acknowledging that I have arrived, but always pressing towards the mark to be more like HIM.

If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all, they are meant to make you useful in His hands."
Oswald Chambers

Please feel free to grab that cup of joe, or in my case a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some beautiful music, pull up a warm blanket, and let us together live life.

Thank you for "tuning in". I hope your day is wonderful and may HE bring you new hope for this day.



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Love Envieth Not

Today's Truth: "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; . . ."
1 Corinthians 13:4
Peep to Peep
The word "envy" is the Greek word zelos, which portays a person who is radically consumed with their own desires and plans. This is an individual who is bent on getting their own way and they are willing to get their own way no matter what. In the business world, you may call this person ambitious. In everyday life, you may call this person self-centered. This person is so consumed with themselves that they don't ever think of the needs of others; what some one else may want or need. This person thinks they are number #1 in their own book and their plans are more important that anyone else's. Everyone else comes after them.

Paul says, "charity envieth not", his words could be interpreted this way:
". . . Love is not ambitious, self-centered, or so consumed with itself
that it never thinks of the need or desires of others . . ."
In today's society this character flaw runs rampant in our society. Everyone has their own agenda, political cause, religous cause and we do not tolerate or respect others that are different than us. We want to take a person's freedom away if it does not align up with our agenda. Real agape love does not think of itself first but is always looking outward, thinking of the others. I encourage you to examine your relationships at home, church, work and ask yourself: Am I committed to seeing other blessed and successful before myself, or am I more committed to my own cause more than serving others? If your walking in agape love, your greatest priority is to see help others succeed.
Let's Pray
Father, I realize that I've allowed myself to put my own desires and interests before others. I need to be mroe focused on the needs of others than on myself. I realize the only way that I can become a selfless servant is to yeild to the Holy Spirit so He can do a work within my life that I will change. Change me Lord! Father, I am asking You today to do whatever is necessary to teach me how to walk consistently in this high-level of agape love. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.

See you tomorrow!

You’re Loved & Appreciated,
♥ Pastor Daniell

Now It’s Your Turn
I'd love to hear your thoughts on today's devotion. Is this something that you have struggled with in your Christian walk? Let's talk... http://www.newhopefortoday.org/, www.facebook.com/daniellbarton, or pastordaniellbarton@gmail.com

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